something beautiful when a wave breaks on a shore out in the open ocean a wave might roll a hundred miles or more spindrift blows water off the top and rolls it over. watching pathetic we look for a perfect wave showing movement riding troughs and crests? waves seem metaphoric in our lives (we think as meteoric)? watch a surface bubble rise and fall as waves pass by. water: pushed up, tumbles down waves. a bubble can ride a surface wave, or dive into a wave and be absorbed.