On the 8th of January at 7:56PM, I completed my first (and last) 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle. A beautiful picture titled, ‘A walk in Paris.’
Lessons from a jigsaw puzzle:
- Everything looks intimidating at first, sometimes you just need to go ahead and do it anyway, because otherwise you’ve just made a mess and not taken responsibility for it.
- Pieces that seem to fit together may not actually be meant to be together.
- When it gets overwhelming and stops being fun, get up and leave (for a while.)
- When two pieces fit, you’ll know, it’s like an orgasm.
- Sometimes the pieces will only make sense when you look at them from a very senseless angle (I’m talking in between your legs/ upside down/ leg around your neck type senseless.)
- Some pieces may not belong where you thought they did,
- And yet, every piece belongs, no matter how odd it may seem to you.
- If you force two wrong pieces together, you run the danger of ruining the pieces, and destructing the puzzle.
- It may be really small, it may require strong vision, but there is always a clue.
- It’s a fucking puzzle, don’t try to seek too many life lessons from it.