July 26, 2016

The path to heaven doesn’t lie down in flat miles.
It’s in the imagination with which you perceive this world.



—Mary Oliver
  American poet (b. 1935)

Source: "The Swan” in House of Light (buy on Amazon)




The Boston Globe’s editors and I agreed in December 2015 that Reflection for the Day will no longer appear in the newspaper, ending a 32-year run since the feature was launched by visionary Boston Globe editor Tom Winship. This website will continue to publish the Reflections every day, including most Sundays into 2016. To my many regular print readers through the years I extend deep gratitude and warm wishes for the New Year. - Tom Fitzpatrick