Winglet | above Ogden, UT | September 2019
Window Seat #2 | Upturned fins, called winglets, at the tips of jet wings blend airflows of differing pressures that could cause turbulence. I like them because they look cool, rather rakish. I’ve always thought it’d be great to have some kind of winglet to ease everyday turbulence, such as squabbling over who mows the grass or bickering about the price of a used car. Maybe a baseball cap with jutting airfoils? Thankfully, we have social winglets — “please,” “thank you” and a smile — to make our glide through life a bit smoother.