posted at 6:06 am
on May. 13, 2013
YWAM Costa Rica: Week 2
Thoughts in Puerto Viejo
Hey, remember that metaphor about life, you know, it’s like a bus, yadda yadda yadda?
Well, I went in the ocean today and I came up with a way better metaphor.
Your Life, you see, is totally like the ocean.
It’s big and wide and there are lots of them but they all join together, and it is shallow in parts and deep in others, but mostly deep, actually.
And sometimes you can walk in the ocean and sometimes you have to swim, or you’re trying to walk and then you stub your foot on some coral and you stumble and you suddenly try to swim but you bash your palm on some more coral and then you realize there’s coral everywhere and damn it hurts and will you need stitches?
And you wish you were standing up because now you’re swimming in 2 feet of water and that doesn’t work good. And then you get a mouth full of ocean water and that’s not good at all. But somehow you’re still having fun, except you know you only have 30 minutes until the bus leaves to San José and you don’t even want to leave this ocean that’s hurting you, and you have to get out of the ocean which would be easy if only you could stand up, which you can’t, and you think you are probably going to lure a shark to you with all these coral scratches oozing blood and is that the undertoad pulling you out to sea?
Except there isn’t any such thing as an undertoad, and it’s not a sea, even, it’s an ocean, but it doesn’t matter because the ocean kills everything eventually one way or another, it’s a metaphor for life, remember, and it’ll eat you or drown you or starve you or I don’t know, some other ocean death mechanism.. Poison? Hit by a cruise ship?
So yeah, you can fill in the rest yourself but I thought it worked pretty well at the time.
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