This piece (a 12 by 12 linocut) was carved on a recent visit to Pensacola, Florida. The "old fellow" in the photo was hanging around the pier, looking for hand outs. I was convinced he couldn't fly; pelicans can live to be up to 50. The way he was hobbling around, pecking at anyone who came too close (including two tourists who posed for a pic in front of him!), he appeared to be done with the daily grind. And all that was shattered in a second as he suddenly departed in elegant flight.
This observational incident is also a metaphor for shattering personal limitations; right next door to so-called perceived limitations, there is wonder and beauty and inner strength.