Thursday, July 29

Author: lana1967

In Honor of ADA30

disability, disabled, inspiration I can't believe that it's been 30 years since the Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law. If it's been difficult for do things as a person with a disability since that time, it would probably have been a nightmare before then. I never needed accommodations as a young person; but if I had, I had no way of knowing that was a possibility or how to ask for them. If we need something to help us do things we need to do or get where we need to go, we can ask. At least there is the opportunity for basic access. It's certainly not enough, but it's better than nothing. I pray one day there will be a system that goes further and does more. I don't mean to imply that people with disabilities are inspirational just for living their ...

Vulnerability on a Sunday Evening

I've let you all down recently by disappearing. I've plunged into words in a different way. I'll tell you more if you let me, but for now, since I've been gone so long, I'll share this. VULNERABILITY is not a weakness, a passing indisposition, or something we can arrange todo without, vulnerability is not a choice, vulnerability is the underlying, everpresent and abiding under-current of our natural state. To run fromvulnerability is to run from the essence of our nature, the attempt to beinvulnerable is the vain attempt to become something we are not and mostespecially, to close off our understanding of the grief of others. Moreseriously, in refusing our vulnerability we refuse to ask for the help needed atevery turn of our existence and immobilize the essential, tidal andconversat...