I wonder how silent it really was...
I close my eyes and hear the soft breaths of a young mother as muscles tighten, tides swell inside.
I smell hay, some clean and fresh, some dirtied by the animals chewing nearby.
I feel a chill as the winter breeze blows, and a young man leans in to warm his bride, murmuring reassurance.
I hear laughter, soft sweet delighted, as small eyes meet large for the first time.
I see darkness above poked through by sparkles of light, many small, one big and bright.
I feel joy wrapped around that night, that small family, that one tiny baby who changed everything...