Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Moving Away

An abandoned Potter Wasps' abode was found under the canopy of my variegated orange bougainvillea. They normally build a conglomerate of textured globular clay nests (an insect condominium of sorts), so this single, smooth, large globe is highly unusual.

When a cell is completed, the adult wasp collects beetle larva or caterpillar and, paralyzing them, places them in the cell to serve as food for their wasp larva.

Having served its purpose, it is now devoid of any activity. The progeny have flown the coop and the parents could have expired after completing their duties in closing the loop of their life cycle.

Your children are not your children.
They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself.
They came through you but not from you and though they are with you yet they belong not to you.

-Kahlil Gibran


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