fledge capable of flying, from Middle English flegge, from Old English -flycge; akin to Old High German flucki capable of flying, Old English flEogan to fly -- more at FLY
intransitive verb, of a young bird: to acquire the feathers necessary for flight or independent activity
Saturday, December 24, 2011
Vaclav Havel, 1936-2011
Artist, humanist, revolutionary, peacemaker, president.
Hope is a state of mind, not of the world. Hope, in this deep and powerful sense, is not the same as joy that things are going well, or willingness to invest in enterprises that are obviously heading for success, but rather an ability to work for something because it is good... ...Work for something because it is good, not just because it stands a chance to succeed.