Am I a Squiggle or a Circle?

A friend's garden palm

Good Morning, God!

Last week as we picked up friends to take to the airport, I was fascinated by this palm in their garden. So stalwart! So decisive! And, I couldn’t help but notice, decidedly rigid! They also had a raggedy fishtail palm. Such diversity!

Then this Monday I heard a speaker talking about personalities as represented by shapes. I looked up the website and its more official name is Psycho-Geometrics System. The speaker, Annabel Chotzen,  was delightful. We listened as she described the characteristics of people who were cubes, rectangles, triangles and circles. When she added a category called  “Squiggles,” we all burst out laughing. When she polled us, I was one of several who identified with Squiggles.

My palm, in my reading room

There was something delightful in finding a “type” I can identify with. As it turned out, after completing the questionnaire, I found a Circle/Squiggle category and I am happy to fall (or place myself) in that category.

So, God, here we all are — palms and people — different in countless ways. The helpful thing about categorizing is the ability it provides to see our assorted qualities. Each quality can be helpful — or not –depending on the circumstances. As I recall, at the end of the Circle/Squiggle description it suggested that I work on “self discipline.”

Hah! Now that I am almost completely retired, I am thinking of moving toward being MORE of a Squiggle and less of a well-rounded Circle. It takes more effort than I realized to keep up a well rounded exterior. I am going to “take back” that energy and let it squiggle out any way it wants. I’m looking forward to that reshaping, God!

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