Some photographers are really into reflections. I’ve never been one to grab those shots though. Then the other day I took the photo above. It’s cluttered at the bottom and there’s a reflection from my car window at the top. It’s so unlike me and I love it!
Now, to get super cheesy, the type of reflection that I do enjoy is self-reflection. Cuz, seriously, if we aren’t reflecting and evaluating our lives and the world around us, what hope do we have of progressing. Socrates said, “The unexamined life is not worth living.” I totally get that. I also find the more time I spend reflecting, whether alone or not, the more I want. I love trying to understand why I do or don’t do certain things, why I think certain ways, what my hopes and dreams are and why. I’m not expecting to figure it all out and then live happily ever after–I know it is something I will do the rest of my life. It doesn’t stress me out or add pressure, it frees me of all the things I have running through my mind. I’ve found that if I don’t work through these things as they come up, I end up with a giant pile of mental poo that overwhelms me. And then I cry. Ha!
Here’s a quote on reflection that I like–simple and to the point. “The object of reflection is invariably the discovery of something satisfying to the mind which was not there at the beginning of the search.” -Ernest Dimnet