Saturday, January 11, 2014

Why Puzzles...Of The Jigsaw Variety?

If you've been paying attention to this blog since Christmas, you've seen "the puzzle." And if you've followed this blog for the past several months, you've seen many puzzles. Last year our youngest started putting together puzzles and he hasn't stopped. Knowing this, our family received a Christmas gift...The Coca Cola Christmas Puzzle.

Let's just say, it was tough.

On Christmas Day, in the afternoon we began our adventure. My son had been putting together 500 and 750 piece puzzles for a while. How hard can a 1500 piece puzzle be, anyway?

The answer--pretty hard.

It took a week and a half before we completed the border, something that's supposed to be easy. All of us from time to time worked on the thing, days, nights, afternoons. I noticed something interesting putting together this thing. Working on a puzzle is a community process. If you want to spend some quality time with another person or a group of people, I recommend a puzzle. You rely on each other, you build on others accomplishments. It's symbiotic.

As the last piece was found hiding under the dining room rug and fitted in place, we all cheered. It's been said many times. "Why do we climb a mountain?" And the answer is, of course, "Because it's there." Why did we do this puzzle? 

Because we thought it would be easier to put together.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, what a great achievement to have completed what looks like a very complex puzzle with similar colours and pieces, I'm not sure I would have enough patience to do a jigsaw.