I find it very important throughout our lives to reflect and take account of what we have or have not done and where we need to go in the upcoming days. Mind you, just staying home or in your neighborhood is fine as long as you are getting it done and achieving goals that you have set for yourself.
It is easy, far too easy, to just sit back and do little. We don't always have to challenge ourselves, but we better make sure that we set the bar high several times a year or we just get stagnant. I teach, and though I am far from a great teacher, I endeavor to make a difference and to always learn in order to be better at my craft.
But what I love most in life is photography. Sorry G-ds of pedagogy, nothing brings me more joy than a beautiful image. So back to reflections. Eva and I had taken this nice walk in New Hampshire. I could see storm clouds coming in and found a dirt road that dead-ended by a small pond (well that's how I saw it on the map). When we got there, it started to rain. Then it would stop. I took images both with the rain falling on the water and then some with the water dead calm. I ended up liking the calm for I could clearly see the reflections that for this image added the element of dimensionality that I was looking for and felt fit the mood of this place. So the image posted here, worked on a bit, is a reflection and a statement of sorts. Stop, look around and then move on. When you have time, come back and revisit (in my case with Lightroom and Photoshop!).