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

WINGING IT ISN'T JUST FOR BIRDS

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 we are unprepared, we may do our best in many by “winging it”. If we do nothing, someone may be “waiting in the wings” to take our opportunity. On the other hand, we might do better when we “wing our way”“ under someone's wings”. In “The Amazing Flight of Little Ray”, a bird aided a young stingray's flight, taking him to greater height than he could have soared on his own. Birds also force their own babies to leave the nest and learn the independence of flight. Dolly and her friends hope to lead children to try new things.


After his Mama Ray saw her Little Ray arrive “on a wing and a prayer,” her concerns may have “clipped his wings”. Unlike most birds, rays do not have a natural ability to make long flights through the air. Ostriches and penguins use their wings to improve running or swimming speed. These birds preen their feathers, including those on their wings. Little Ray doesn't have feathers, but he seems to have “wing-envy”. Why else would a stingray start “winging it” to fly like a bird? Then again, shouldn't we all be able to to “wing our way” and “earn our wings”? After all, the skeleton of a human arm is a lot like that of a bird wing. They both have three joints. People are very creative about using their natural form to their advantage.


Unfortunately for Little Ray, stingrays have fins that look like wings. Parrots and other birds have real wings. These wings have different shapes in different birds with different flight needs. Wings are designed differently for speed, fast takeoff or gliding. Humans experiment with different ways to use natural wing forms for planes, helicopters and drones like the “Parrot Bebop”. Mama Rays want their babies to spend time hunting for food and hiding from danger, not “winging it”, like birds. To not discourage his goals, Mama Ray “gave wing” to Little Ray's idea to fly like a bird. She “gave him wing” to fly like a bird, not to “wing it”. Birds also encourage their babies to take greater distance with each failing leap into flight. How else can birds and children learn to fly?


Mama Parrots encourage their babies to “test their wings” and fly. Every parrot would like to take to the air and ride updrafts like an albatross. Who wouldn't find great pride in “winging it” under their own power, rather than hang-gliding like Little Ray. That said, it can be fun to “wing our way”“ in flying machines. We also use drones like the “Parrot Bebop” to fly around and take pictures for us. Sometimes, entrepreneurs need permission or example to go “winging it” into new things and exceeding old boundaries. This may include baby parrots and stingrays. People don't have the natural navigation skills of birds. However, people can travel long distances with compasses and other equipment. Human inventions often start with ideas from nature.


“When pigs have wings”, we all should be able to fly like birds. Wouldn't it be fun to “wing our way” across the ocean, together? We could “earn our wings” for high quality flight. After all, who doesn't want to succeed at “winging it” like birds? Don't we all want to do the impossible, and make “winging it” to “wing our way” and “earn our wings”look easy? Let's put our heads together. People and stingrays can take flight like birds. Parrots can take to the skies like an albatross. An albatross Can Fly Around the World Without Landing. Birds have not been seen in outer space, but children have no ceilings for their dreams of flying.

Wing Our Way

  • winging it Dolly says:

    “Winging it” dates back to the ancient Greek story of Icarus and Daedalus who urgently made wings to fly.

  • Wing Our Way Dolly says:

    Should we tire of flapping and spinning flight efforts, Martin Jet Pack has a helicopter backpack with which we can “wing our way” like a hummingbird.

    • earn our wingsDolly says:

      If an albatross can fly around the world without landing, glide hundreds of miles without flapping its wings, and travel at speeds of over 50 mph, we can “earn our wings.”