One Morning in the Bathroom


By Mark E. Smith

Sometimes, vanity and modesty are voided by the realities of everyday life beyond our control, albeit disability, age or illness, and in those harrowing moments – wanting to stop time so that no one knows what we’re trying to hide from all others – we are forced out from our facades and have to ask for help, where our deepest vulnerability suddenly becomes our ultimate strength.




Author: Mark E. Smith

The literary side of the WheelchairJunkie

3 thoughts on “One Morning in the Bathroom”

  1. Mark –
    You touch upon the one item most of us try never to discus, disclose or think about. We may be open about our sexual practices and proclivities but our bathroom functions and habits are the most taboo processes and almost never discussed. As the Wizard of Oz said, “Disregard the man behind the curtain”. But in disability, we have to pull the curtain back, ask for help for what we always wanted hidden, never mentioned nor thought about. Thanks Mark for opening the curtain on this, maybe we can get a discussion going about how to approach this with dignity.

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