September 27, 2016

Imagination is the highest accomplishment of consciousness and empathy is the highest accomplishment of the imagination.

—Dean Young
   American poet (b.1955)

Source: note for "No Forgiveness Ode" in Best American Poetry 2008, series editor David Lehman (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