Friday night I fell asleep without having taped over my dodgy eye.  At some time around midnight I awoke and the shape of the eye felt different.

This created a form of groggy excitement.  Is this the moment they eye blinks for the first time in more than a year?  Can I smile?  Will my nostrils reset?  Can I hear again in my left ear?

I tested each facial faculty.  Eye fail.  Nose fail.  Smile fail.  Ear fail too.

A sadness filled the night.  Despite having accepted I’m stuck with this condition for life an incoherent hope had got me excited in the darkness.

Perhaps it’s the first sign of a facial correction coming my way.  But I suspect not.

Zion Canyon