A woman awakens and realizes, “I’m ready.”
On the freeway, a man grips the wheel, a pressure in his chest, but there is no one there to speak.
Two ambulances race to the hospital; one carries a woman in labor, the other a man whose breathing is labored.
In one room, a doctor eases an infant out of the birth canal; in another, a light traces a straight line across a screen.
The woman wonders when her husband will arrive.
Just another day in the life of planet Earth.