October 19, 2019

Only a single letter divides the comic from the cosmic.



—Vladimir Nabokov
  American (Russian-born) writer (1899-1977)

Source: quoted in a review of "Terrence Malick's film "The Tree of Life" by Anthony Lane, in The New Yorker, May 30, 2011




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 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