Sunday May 29, 2016
If culture is capable of anything, then it is finding that which unites us all. And there are so many things which unite people. It doesn't matter who you are or who I am, if your tooth aches or mine, it's still the same pain. Feelings are what link people together, because the word 'love' has the same meaning for everybody. Or 'fear', or 'suffering'. We all fear the same way and the same things. And we all love in the same way. That's why I tell about these things, because in all other things I immediately find division.
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