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  • This is a photo of my wife's pregnant belly at twenty weeks.

    I took it at Alice Tully Hall, which is part of Lincoln Center in New York. It is a great space. The interior is lined with beautiful curves of warm, polished wood. It makes you feel secure, as if you are inside the hull of a massive ark. We were in the balcony, floating above the stage.

    The last piece the Juilliard Orchestra performed that night was from a work called The Happy Workshop by Richard Strauss. During the third movement, Yoko tapped my knee. She looked surprised and whispered, "the baby is moving!" This was the first time she had felt the baby.

    I placed my hand on her belly and felt a series of light taps coming from inside. Throughout the rest of the third movement, our tiny baby did a dance in the womb. For the first time, I felt that the three of us were doing something together as a family. We were floating in a dim, warm space, protected from the outside world, enjoying loud music.
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