Winging it like a bird
August 2018 by V. R. Duin

WINGING IT TO EARN OUR WINGS AND WING OUR WAY

Now, they'd fly to a distant place,
Where Dolly's roots just might be traced.
The trio heard the engines roar.
Into the sky, their plane would soar.

Here's how to start “winging it” to “wing our way” and “earn our wings”.

When unprepared, we may do our best by “winging it”. Someone may be “waiting in the wings” to steal the opportunity. Things may go better if we “wing our way”“ under someone's wings”.


Birds force their own babies to leave the nest and learn the independence of flight. In “The Amazing Flight of Little Ray”, a bird was involved in the flight of a young stingray.


Rays do not have a natural ability for air travel. After Mama Ray saw her arrive “on a wing and a prayer,”, she may have “clipped his wings”.


Birds preen their feathers, including those on their wings. Little Ray seems to have “wing-envy”. Why else would he to fly like a bird? Unfortunately, stingrays just have fins that look like wings.


Animals are creative about using natural form to their advantage. Ostriches and penguins use their wings to improve running or swimming speed. The human arm is a lot like a bird wing with its three joints.


Birds have real wings. Wings have different shapes in different birds with different needs. Wings are designed for speed, fast takeoff or gliding. Humans experiment with wing forms for planes, helicopters and drones.


Birds encourage their babies to go greater distances with each failing leap. To not discourage his goals, Mama Ray “gave wing” to her son's idea to fly. She hoped he would to fly like a bird, not with one.


Flying machines and drones do important jobs. There's pride in powered flight. Hang-gliding like Little Ray also can be fun. “Parrot Bebop” can take our pictures.


Entrepreneurs may need example to do new things and exceed old boundaries. People don't have the natural navigation skills of birds. Compasses and other equipment facilitate travel long distances.


“Winging it” dates back to the ancient Greek story of Icarus and Daedalus, who urgently made wings to fly. Should we tire of flapping and spinning efforts, the Martin Jet Pack imitates hummingbird flight.


Human inventions often start with ideas from nature. “When pigs have wings”, we should be able to fly like birds. Birds have not been seen in outer space. Children have no ceilings for their dreams.


People and stingrays can take flight like birds. Fact/Myth tells about a bird that does what seems impossible, while making it seem easy: An albatross Can Fly Around the World Without Landing.