Sadhvi Sez: I am Thankful to You Helen Caldicott


There’s a lot going on, and that’s why I haven’t written in a while.
Some of the things that have taken up my time are the following:
1. Planting and pruning time in the garden
2. Work
3. A couple of birthday party’s
4. The fact that I’ve been drawing a blank on what to write about
5. And, our dog ate my ongoing journal of notes

We’ve also had some crazy weather, so not knowing if it’s summer or fall or spring has got me a little out of sorts. Then we had a killing frost, with my beloved fig tree surviving, but with a lot of damage, and just a few days ago a deluge of rain. Constant rain. Unusual amounts of rain. But no wind like the mid-west had with it’s incredible tornadoes that went through. Yes, there is always something to be thankful for.

The real news of the tragedy of Fukishima is coming out – finally. The media has been successful in keeping the truth of what did happen, and what is happening, from us for over a year. But the truth will always prevail, and so it is with the nuclear meltdown to end all nuclear meltdowns at Fukishima.


I go back and forth: should I even mention anything? Most friends don’t care, don’t know, or truly think it’s been taken care of.
Which I find interesting, because during the 1960’s and 70’s, these same older friends were the younger generation who were trying to change the world; to make love, not war; to give peace a chance; to stop all nuclear power, with bumper stickers like “The Sun in the only Nuclear Power we Need”.
I guess nothing could can be done, and it doesn’t ultimately matter anyways, right? Or maybe we are getting too old to think about it.
After watching the speech that Helen Caldicott, I went out into my garden and took a few pictures of the first Oriental Poppy and some flowers that are really weeds that I so enjoy to see come every year, and I was filled with peace and happiness. Because like Helen Caldicott, I am a worshiper of Nature. And, I love this planet. It’s time to go inside and create the world I want to see, to imagine it, to see with my mind’s eye, a better world that will come out of the chaos and change. I can’t wait.

About Sadhvi

Sadhvi's trying to find the balance in life over 50 without having any surgery, taking any pills, or killing anyone. She doesn't want to look or feel the way she felt when she was 20 or 30. Trusting that everything is really OK unless you think about it helps her make it through each day. Also realizing that nothing can be done, and, that nothing matters really helps. Gardening (and weeding), poppies and flowers, painting on things, baking, and sharing on Oops50 helps to make it all right too.

12 thoughts on “Sadhvi Sez: I am Thankful to You Helen Caldicott

  1. There is a great deal of misunderstanding about nuclear power in general, and Fukushima in particular. For those who have an interest in hearing from someone who was once in the industry and knows it from the inside, as well as producing an excellent blog (and now an e-book) that goes into detail using Japanese news sources and personal contacts as well as industry sources, you may want to read I know the author personally, there is no attempt to sugar-coat anything but instead to “tell it as it is.” Very interesting reading.

  2. Yes, Yvette, I have been secretly aware of the reality of Fukishima since the accident. And still surprised at the whole cover-up. Sad is right. You shared this on FB, and that’s where I first saw it. After watching it there, I decided to say something about it. Because I love the planet. Thanks for giving a damn too.

  3. Alexxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx! I’ve been making LOTs of Tiramisu, straight out of the Betty Bossi cookbook…it’s so damn good. I find myself saying YES to potlucks of friends I barely know just so I can make it, and eat some, instead of ALL of it.

  4. Hey Lisa, I managed to be Facebook free for 21 days. Then I got back in. I am bombarded by comments and game requests, and as of April first, when all of the info became public FB property, it’s become like some sort of bad addiction. But, like the addict that I am, I still check, share, and yeah, even get a kick out of it at times. There’s no where to run.

  5. Yes. I searched for your email addy and realized I didn’t have it. Plus, I believe you discontinued your facebook page so here’s my answer to you. Absolute sickening feeling, but I remember when I discovered 9/11 and I was away from it all without television or media of any kind and I knew the world had changed forever. That’s why I love your posts because you show the balance; that of awareness of what is and efforts to bring through what can be. Can you send me the link to the Caldicott lecture again. Firefox crashed and when it came up again it’s not attached on here. Peace and love.

  6. What I am aware of is that a portal is opening and much of my past is dissolving and there is more present present. Where this is going only time will tell. Your dedication to your garden and your life and to Sadhvi Sez touch me greatly.

  7. I love your poppies, Sadhvi! This is such a beautiful picture. It really makes me homesick. I miss you guys. Hopefully I will see you soon and can come be in your garden and/or kitchen with you to make something good!

  8. Thank you so much for spreading the word about the tragedy of nuclear. I saw Helen Caldicott speak and I am so so sad. I’m also shocked at how more blatant the male “push” is in the global nuclear mess. I mean when she describes “missile envy” HA!

  9. Hey Lisa, Hmmm…that’s funny that your comments don’t get posted. I don’t know why. But, this comment DID show up, and I appreciate you being a fan. Just wondering if you knew, or had a sickening feeling after the earthquake and the tsunami like I did? Wishing you well.

  10. I love your posts. Not sure my comment will get up because so many of them don’t. You make such a good point about Fukushima, about whether people want to know or not, and the importance of focusing on the positive in spite of the growing awareness of the devastation.

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