December 8, 2021

My sweetest, most beautiful journeys have been made at my own fireside.

—George Sand
  French writer (1804-1876)

Source: Winter in Mallorca, transl. by Robert Graves (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. 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