We are all changing, fluid, living people. When I wake up in the morning, I need to move slowly and with care. I’m not as steady on my feet as I was when I was younger. As the day goes on, I loosen up and feel more solid and balanced. My body warms up. You could say that in the morning, I have a disability that disappears by the time I leave the house.
I will live long enough to need help to walk or hear. Heck, right now, I need help to see. I have worn glasses since I was in kindergarten. Without my glasses, I would not be able to drive, read a menu or watch television. I also need help to remember. Without my calendar, I would bumble aimlessly, not knowing where I was supposed to be.
Ability and disability was all part of the human condition – affecting each of us.