For you alone my soul in stillness waits, truly my hope is in you. Soul in stillness. Silent night. Many of us, myself included, often default to an image of this night as calm, bright, peaceful, still; but how could it have been? A teenage mother nearing the end of her pregnancy forced to leave her home, and her community of women, for a census. A young father trying to focus on the travel ahead, his mind filled with the words his friends have thrown at him about his bride.