Has anyone heard the song Swinging on a Star?
or similar songs?
I think I've now had to explain my general sort-of-direction-of-intention with the title, "Have you ever seen, a penguin fly?" (and that breathing-space comma
is not arbitrary)
several times- it's not clear. Back in summer camp we sang quite a lot of songs and I keep imagining the general outline of one, where one of the lines would end-
...Have- you ever seen, a penguin fly?
much to the rhythm in fact, of Swinging on a Star, with its
"Or would you like to ..."- that same refrain, different words.
But with penguins flying representing to my mind-
aspiration. Something wanting to go up, not yet there.
(Though- as I keep joking cheerily:
60% of penguins polled
expressed indifference when asked if they wanted to fly.
The other 40% (think of that scene at the end of the US version of March of the Penguins, with the penguins just walking past the camera people, looking, and waddling right on by with an avian sort-of-shrug I suppose) seemed to think about it, said nothing at all but had a good story for their family later on.