There is a day that you know. That day is today. It’s very much like running on a path and knowing that the sidewalk will end. You will have to make a choice. You can anticipate it. In one and a half blocks, equivalent to 9 pre-fabricated concrete slabs, once I’ve stepped over 413 cracks, 4 twigs, and handful of leaves, the sidewalk will end, and I will have to make my choice. Should I run in the street? Or in the grass? Should I cross? Is it better on the other side?
If I slow down now, can I have more time to think it over? Will more time change my decision? Here it comes.
Metaphor. Simile. A Figure of Speech. An allegory.