As an additional challenge, I like to do jigsaw puzzles in total darkness. I just feel the shape of the pieces and put them together to make up the picture. When I switch the lights on I have there a masterpiece Picasso or Salvador Dalí would be proud of.
I do hate it though when I leave a puzzle half-done and someone else comes in and puts some pieces in their proper place. Why can't they do their own puzzles? It's like people finishing your own sentences for you when you speak.
I remember the very first puzzle I bought. It was a one-piece puzzle. You opened the box and there was a one-piece that looked exactly like the picture on the cover. Basically, it was a picture in a box. Not much skill needed but it was a start. I bought a couple of dozens of such puzzles until I got the hang of it.
Then I progressed to a two-pieces puzzle. I opened the box, took out a piece and put it on the table. I was distracted by the phone ringing. When I got back someone had taken the second piece out and completed the puzzle for me. I was really disappointed. I put both pieces back in the box. Shuffled them a few times and then started the puzzle again by taking one piece out and placing it on the table.
I was distracted by the phone again. This time I took the box with the other piece with me to stop anyone completing the puzzle for me.
I have now progressed to many pieces puzzles. One hundred and even five hundred pieces.
Life can be a bit like a jigsaw puzzle, you know.
Full of doubts, fears, frustrations and confusions … as well as good times too.
If we were to put God right in the middle of our life
our jigsaw puzzle would be complete. And what a wonderful picture it