Learning to Be Sick

This article was first published by the New York Times, under the title “In My Chronic Illness,  I found Meaning” on Jan 10, 2018. It did not include the prayer on able-ism. Learning to Be Sick

Elliot Kukla


I became disabled overnight in a car accident. The car accident was a dream, but the disability was real.  

I dreamed I was driving through the ravaged streets of Oakland at the end of the world.