I have always thought of gravity as being a phenomenon related to matter. I have always envisioned it as a "contraction" in spacetime reaching out in all directions from an object. What I mean by contraction is that the closer you get to a body of mass the more spacetime is compressed. Due to this compression of spacetime it is warped to propagate faster or slower depending on the distance from the center of mass that is creating the effect and the amount of mass/density. A better way to visualize what I am saying is to think of it as a wavelength. The spacetime closer to an object has a shorter wavelength and as you get further away the wavelength of space and time gets longer. And in cases of extreme gravity like a black hole the wavelength is so short that the waves are compressed to the point that they are essentially one, like a spring that has been compressed so that the "waves" are all touching. The only difference in the way I look at it and my wavelength analogy is that I look at gravity in terms of straight lines being compressed so you wouldnt really be able to see the compression like you would in a wavelength. Now my question is am I wrong, if so how wrong and what is right?