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These drawings embody two of my favorite hobbies: doodling song lyrics and thinking deep thoughts. I’m sure the writers of the songs never thought these particular thoughts about these lyrics, but here we are.

Since Paulo was born, I’ve found myself thinking a lot about where babies come from. No, not like THAT. But spiritually. Here’s this fully formed little soul and how the hell did he get here? This actually a pretty common line of thinking in Buddhism, complete with its own koan: What did you look like before you were born?

So. Combine the two and you get doodlings of fetuses growing trees and coming out of books. The lyrics for both of these are from Great Lakes Swimmers.

Where have you been and what have you done? I’ve been under the ground…

I could tell by your look that you came from the book…