“The Christening” During the 1940-50’s hospital policy dictated that a woman couldn’t give birth without the obstetrician. Births were delayed until he arrived. This unnecessary and cruel policy often caused severe hypoxic brain injuries. Not seen here are the horrible cathartic drawings I did, as if to work through an inherited rage. Only then, was I able to imagine my parents' hope. I placed these snapshots amongst tumultuous rapids. An environment with no grounding that sweeps away their optimism. There is no foothold after their baby dies.