October 18, 2021

Lo qui no quiero, al arrojarlo de mis manos, va a caer al alcance de mis manos.
(When I throw away what I don’t want, it will fall within reach.)



—Antonio Porchia
  Argentine (Italian-born) poet (1885-1968)

Source:Voices (Voces), translated by W.S. Merwin (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 Thomas 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. —Thomas Fitzpatrick