Monday, February 09, 2009

metaphors

one minute you are frolicking in the surf, and the next minute a giant wave comes out of nowhere and pulls you under, flipping you over and over until you don't know which way is up and you can't breath and just as you finally orient yourself, about to break through and take a deep breath, the next one comes and knocks you over. that's when you get really scared... because your lungs are bursting and your eyes burn from the salt water and you muscles are weak from lack of oxygen so you flail and kick, but you're no match for the power of the ocean.

3 comments:

Vincent said...

"The bottom of the sea is cruel."
(Hart Crane)

Krissi said...

This is why we don't swim in the ocean in the Northwest. Imagine if the ocean is always like this. Well, it is on the Oregon and Washington coasts. We do play with it like fire sometimes and tempt it anyway.

Are you feeling this way about something? I think I felt this way about Asbury last semester. In fact, I felt EXACTLY that way.

Krissi said...

Babe, IJM is already on the list. But I will add World Vision. I was trying to think up things quickly and those were what came to my mind. :)