September 19, 2020

All the thoughts of a turtle are turtles, and of a rabbit, rabbits.

—Ralph Waldo Emerson
  American writer and philosopher (1803-1882)


Source:”Natural Method of Mental Philosophy” in
The Later Lectures of Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1843-1871, Vol. 2




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. I will continue to publish the Reflections on this website 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. —Tom Fitzpatrick