The snow drops soundlessly on the hard earth...already a blanket of white.
It sounds like silence on silence.
It is so quiet, that we sit up and take notice of something else...a certain newness.
We strain to listen...but we can't hear.
Yet we can feel it. The air is heavy with it. And it can be felt in our hearts.
Something has changed. On this night, the world has become different.
A child has been born who will teach us the secret to peace: how to look into the souls of others and see ourselves.
And for that, there will be a terrible price.
But for now, the world is quiet...hushed under this buffer of white.
Let the child sleep...and enjoy these moments of peace.
Let us all sleep.