June 25, 2016

There are brambles in the path? Then go around them. That's all you need to know. Don't demand to know "Why do such things exist?"

—Marcus Aurelius
  Roman emperor and philosopher (121-180 AD)

Source: Meditations, book three, transl. by Gregory Hayes (buy from 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