In rural England, people live wrapped tight in a cocoon; only their eyes move to make sure that nobody gets more than themselves.
The mind can weave itself warmly in the cocoon of its own thoughts, and dwell a hermit anywhere.james russell lowell
Most of life is so dull that there is nothing to be said about it, and the books and talks that would describe it as interesting are obliged to exaggerate, in the hope of justifying their own existence. Inside its cocoon of work or social obligation, the human spirit slumbers for the most part, registering the distinction between pleasure and pain, but not nearly as alert as we pretend. There are periods in the most thrilling day during which nothing happens, and though we continue to exclaim, “I do enjoy myself", or , “I am horrified,” we are insincere.e. m. forster
Nowadays we raise our children in a cocoon of domesticated security, far from any sense of risk or adventure.alan hirsch