Newborn: We are still attached to our mother figure.
Terrible twos: We are testing limits.
Fifth grade: Until Spring Vacation this is the last good year of our lives. When fifth graders return, their teachers discover an unfamiliar group of people acting strangely.
Teenagers, as we adults choose to call them, become hormone riddled and in fits and starts cease to be human.
I know I have generalized. But these four transition points introduce the concept of learning who we are and who we are not. We define our boundaries. We develop descriptions of our “Self”.
Using the wind chime analogy, we differentiate our element’s color from the other family members as we dangle and swing.