As one year ends
And another begins
I count my blessings
On a pendulum that swings
From one extreme to another.
Yet, in that moment in between,
Life and death, the drawing of breath,
I find myself in stillness
Of the precious moment.
Where there is nothing but the universe
To hold my loving kindness
And return it without conditions.
The Buddhist Metta Bhavana meditation
Wishing everyone a loving and peaceful 2019