|Protective Caregiver by Kirsten Borror|
2011 Acrylic 5x5
Laying your eggs in a protected place makes sense. This Tanganyika Lamp Eye knows this and makes it a point to shoot its eggs into the cracks of rocks where they are sheltered in the space of a solid mass. As big and large as the Creator must be, it is apparent that there are small spaces in which to nestle; away from noise, from currents, predators, and the changing light of day and night. Insulated, the fish eggs simply incubate unconcerned about hunger or sleep; they are becoming fish. The proper time for hatching comes, and out they pop into the rhythmic turning of the earth. Incubation is non-activity; all is suspended as optimal and specific conditions occur, Lord willing, and bring growth and development. May it be so. May we be still and know that He is God.