“Prepare to meet thy God.” (Amos 4:12)
This exhortation from the Bible verse written on the fisherman’s boat is addressed to the fish, as depicted in the painting beside it. One can interpret it as some kind of tongue-in-cheek pep talk.
But alas, it is also a reminder to himself. As he goes out to the open sea, this traditional fisherman knows his life is on the line (no pun intended) and he has to be ready to meet his Maker anytime.
A double-edged reminder.
(On the island of Mindanao in the Philippines.)