With the big rain storm hitting California, I had to watch the waves crash against the jetty at Morro Rock in Morro Bay, CA. I had an appointment with eye doctor in Morro Bay, then made a quick stop to see the waves before heading off to work.
I took these photos because they remind me that some of us are wired to push the line between safety and danger. We don't want a false line. So, we move it inch by inch. We test its safety and sense of danger. We want to see where we can stand and know it is the true edge.
With all the pushing, nudging, and testing the line, it is important to know that the line must change. A person returning to a once familiar position of the safety's edge may find the earth has fallen away or the waves and storms are bigger. Just like these waves are a force to consider so are the waves of life. Keep your eyes open and never turn your back.
Now, before you call this unknown couple crazy, they were not in danger of a crashing wave. The focal length of the lens compressed the distance between them and the surf. It was safe. They were on another grouping of rocks. The biggest danger was slipping on a wet rock.