I’m not sure if this is a metaphor or not. I usually don’t go looking for a metaphor for life. But, often, as I think about what I’ve observed, I can apply it to life.
We’d heard reports of orcas being seen from Sea Lion Caves all week. So we stopped at the Hwy 101 overlook, just north of there, yesterday. As is usually the case my attention span, and the tiny specs that I have to look for in the distance for most whale watching, are directly proportional. There’s usually something closer to see on the rocks just below the overlook. (Another metaphor I’ve learned from the ocean: If I spend too much time looking for great things in the distance, I miss the beauty in the small things right under my nose.)