“Joyas Voladoras” by Brian Doyle is about a series of animals who drag themselves into a forest to die. With the use of metaphors and anthropomorphism, he describes the life we live and how we love. Discussing love, emotion, insecurities, loneliness, and childhood memories, Doyle emphasized that life is precious and that life can be lived in many different ways. Doyle’s essay is about how precious life is by using metaphors related to different types of animals which could reflect one’s life. Doyle states that we have “approximately two billion heartbeats to spend in a lifetime” (126). Each heartbeat can be spent based on how one lives their life: as a tortoise, slow and steady, or like a hummingbird, fast pace and short.