After Tomie left the hospital in late December, he went to physical therapy sessions for several weeks. One day I was sitting in the waiting area when Tomie came out of the physical therapy room and I asked him what he had done during the session. He replied, "Parallel bars."
I imagined Tomie on the parallel bars swinging and flying and hanging, and dismounting. Yet, this didn't seem to fit with his weakened physical condition.
He noticed my puzzled look and explained that he was walking with the support of parallel bars. That made more sense.