I am a filmmaker, and I have some questions about wave functions. I have read as much in English as possible (as opposed to math language) but unfortunately, I haven't dedicated my life to mathematics and understand math languages, so I suppose I'm asking for an explanation in English. I had a Physics teacher in school tell me about particles acting like waves, or waves being made up of particles. The only way I can explain it in my own words is through the only way I know how, metaphor. In my understanding, one way of thinking of a particular wave function is like imagining a fly buzzing around in figure eights at immense speed. It's moving so fast that it creates a blurring effect from our perspective, an effect similar to a propeller looking like a translucent circle while in full motion. At any given instant, the fly appears to be in one position, but given the normal human understanding of time, we see a solid looking eight. In the metaphor the fly could be flying around in any possible pattern as well, but I chose figure eight because it seems to be a readily understandable flight pattern. Also, if these figure eights are what really have an effect on other elements in nature, is the relative position the instant it makes contact with another element what we use to define it as one particular attribute or another? Would the specific direction and momentum the particles strikes the element with cause different reactions in the element? How incorrect is this metaphor? I am very interested in getting as up to date understanding as possible, so thanks in advance!