Being In Transition
“Who are you?” said the Caterpillar. . . . “I—I hardly know, Sir, just at present,” Alice replied rather shyly, “at least I know who I was when I got up this morning, but I think I must have changed several times since then.”
—LEWIS CARROLL Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland1
I BECAME INTERESTED IN THE SUBJECT OF TRANSITION around 1970 when I was going through some difficult inner and outer changes. Although I gave up my teaching career because of those changes, I found myself teaching a seminar called “Being in Transition.” (Rule number one: When you’re in transition, you find yourself coming back in new ways to old activities.) The twenty-five adults who showed up for that course were in various states of confusion and ...