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Single kayaker, from wheelchair to water. (Hadi Dadashian photo)

From wheelchair to waves. (Hadi Dadashian photo)

We are not THE disabled.

We are not our condition, our disease, our disorder, our wounding.

It’s estimated one in five Americans has a disability.

Yet our collective sensibility about how we treat each other, and how we label each other, can be more hurtful than physical or mental pain.

Working with wounded warriors, I learn more and more about that rallying cry, “Diss this!”

Life in 5 lines or less© contemplates life, with gratitude, here every Saturday.