Honestly, I have always just really enjoyed the shape of this kanji and writing it. Perhaps it is because this is one of the kanji I learned early in my Japanese study, but it's always had a special place in my heart. I've always thought of it as simply "return" but recently saw the meaning "homecoming" attached to it, which I find makes this kanji even more beautiful. To be a tad corny, Japanese feels like returning home for me :-)