a silky case spun by the larvae of many insects for protection as pupae. • a similar structure made by other animals. • a covering that prevents the corrosion of metal equipment. • something that envelops or surrounds, esp. in a protective or comforting way : the cocoon of her kimono | figurative a warm cocoon of love.
...the wonders of a cocoon ...the soft ...protective... flexible...shield.....that wraps innocence until the wings gently push its way through the softness in order to stretch on its own merit.....as the child is ready to become an adult......
the innocence of the soul needs the soft protection as well as the strength of being able to break through....
the period following the onset of puberty during which a young person develops from a child into an adult. ORIGIN late Middle English : from French, from Latin adolescentia, from adolescere ‘grow to maturity’ (see adolescent ).