The cocoon will be snug and comfortable, and will ward off night fears and wakeful darkness. It will let my body and brain gradually heal, with no seizures on sight. And feeling safe inside my shelter, I’ll exercise my muscles one after the other: mouth, tongue, and epiglottis; shoulder and arm; wrist, hand, and fingers; hip and thigh; lower leg, ankle, and foot. And I’ll repeat the exercises, and repeat them and repeat them, persistent and determined.
Then, one sunny day, I’ll be ready to come out. I will break the covers around me bit by bit feeling calm and secure, and will step my way toward welfare. And as I’m stepping out into the sunshine, I’ll be certain that I will always can, like the little blue engine.