A sneak peek of the accompanying story from
The Balance of Being
(one interpretation of)
"Once upon a time, a Worm set aside time to observe three Beings that resided in the world above him. He delighted in this daily treat; watching them interact with one another, attempting to learn what he had already.
One day, while he was in the process of his household chores, he was interrupted by their commotion above. With his peace and quiet unexpectedly disturbed, he inched towards the surface to see what was going on. It might be noted, normally he didn’t let their lives influence his like this..."