When you were in your mother’s womb, your parents had a lot of ideas about you. And being in love, they made their little plans for you. They may not have known if you were going to be a boy or a girl. But when you came into this world, there was a very short period of time in which they held their breath, waiting. In that moment, it was not about aspirations and your gender. They were only interested in knowing one thing: Are you breathing or not? If you are breathing, then, “Ah! Congratulations, it’s a boy. It’s a girl! Oh, wonderful! Oh, so cute. Look at those eyes.” But before that, before the eyes and the face and the cuteness, there’s only one concern, and that concern was, “Are you breathing or not?” And this happens again— at the end. At the end, they all wait. And they wait, and they wait, and they wait, and they want to know: Have you stopped breathing?