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.