Cantus takes an old Shaker Hymn, Simple Gifts, and adapts it with variations and repeats. The reworking of the music follows the words of the song:

When true simplicity is gained / To bow and to bend we shan’t be ashamed / To turn, turn will be our delight / ’Til by turning, turning we come round right.

Think of how you have changed over the years. In what ways have you “turned” in order to adapt to your life? Then write five lines that follow this pattern:

I used to be ______________, but now I am _____________.

Then try to write a final line that summarizes your growth. Keep it simple.