The photo was taken when Barkley had to have a cancerous growth from the corner of his eyelid removed. It was caught early and he recovered quickly but he did NOT like the cone. When I blew out my meniscus in a fall around the same time, I too understood the patience required in the healing process.
From the Book of Common Prayer.
"This is another day, Lord . .
if I am to stand up, help me to stand bravely.
If I am to still still, help me to sit quietly.
If I am to lie low, help me to do it patiently.
And if I am to do nothing, let me do it gallantly."