Ever have the feeling that there is "more to the story" than what you see or hear? I feel that way often. News stories, projects, communities, people, life in general. All of these are generally more complex than they first appear. Like the iceberg, I might see only one ninth of any given picture. That leaves a lot to be discovered!
I've learned to check facts and context before believing what I hear in the news. I've learned to research and plan projects before spontaneously hurling myself at something that I thought would be simple and quick. Most importantly I've learned to look under the surface that most people present. Sometimes this is disappointing but other times I make a friend that I wouldn't have made had I just accepted the first impression.
Yet for all of my "learning" and intentions, "tip of the iceberg" seems to be an appropriate metaphor for my journey through life. No matter how much I try to get beneath the surface of things, much of life still goes floating by and all I see is the obvious. How about you?
Welcome to Tip of the Iceberg.
Photo credit: 1999 Ralph A. Clevenger