Inktober 2: As Above, So Below

As Above, So Below

As Above, So Below

When you dream,
What do you dream about?
Do you dream about
Music or mathematics
Or planets too far for the eye?
Do you dream about
Jesus or quantum mechanics
Or angels who sing lullabyes?

- Barenaked Ladies, When You Dream


I used to to play and sing that song on the guitar back in college and some time after. It’s a song from the perspective of a father to his newborn son. I always wondered why it resonated with me so much, given I always knew in my heart that I lacked motherly instinct of my own and never wanted a child. I didn’t understand children back when I was a child. And that never changed, although I can find amusement in children now, and some kids are okay company. But it’s the thought of being a newborn, an experience we’ve all had, and wondering what’s going on in that brain. It’s a fun mystery, we all go through it, and yet none of us can remember it. Except maybe that Yoganada guy. 

I don’t dream very much these days. But I do contemplate the workings of the universe on a nightly basis. The scrawlings of this Inktober piece give you some insight into my thoughts on the universe. Any questions?