According to some legends, mermaids have the ability to transform into two-legged beings when they visit land. We writers and artists often find ourselves at the end of our abilities. We may have no idea how to get around in the stories and creations we have started. It isn't until we take that step upon strange, uninhabitable territory, that we sprout our needed limbs.
When was the last time you found yourself in an unknown place, with no resources? How did you find your way?