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