October 16, 2018

It's no use crying over spilt milk, because all the forces of the universe were bent on spilling it.

—W. Somerset Maugham
  British writer (1874-1965)

Source: Of Human Bondage (buy from Amazon)

The Boston Globe‚Äôs 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 Thomas Winship. This website will continue to publish the Reflections every day, including most Sundays, into 2016 and beyond. To my many regular print readers through the years I extend deep gratitude and warm wishes for the New Year. —Thomas Fitzpatrick