climbing in order to soar

bird steps - February 27, 2014pm

After I first created this cartoon, I thought I’d made a mistake…

Why does the bird need to climb, step by step?  After all, it’s a bird, it can fly!

But perhaps the bird doesn’t yet know it can fly.  Maybe it must go up many more steps—maybe all the way to the top—until it finally realizes what it is.  Then it will spread its wings and soar.

© 2014, Michael R. Patton