I find reflections to be so powerful.
The ability to see something twice, to double its presence, its impact.
I love the double meaning of the word reflect. Representing a potentially potent moment in the present - seeing more than one instance of oneself or some thing; as well as the act of looking to the past with the perspective that only time brings.
To be honest, I'm never a big fan of myself or my decisions when I look into the past and while I know some people who relish their days of yore, I'm pretty sure I'm not alone here. To me that's the whole point of reflection. Reflection is not the same as recollection. Reflection implies an alternate perspective. Reflection, done well = growth.