Intuition and synchronicity came into play this morning, as it does so often, in determining what the “J” word would be. I picked up the book I am currently reading. In today’s chapter the word jigsaw was used. A few minutes later I played a word scramble game where you have to make as many words as you can from the six letters given you. At least one word will always be six letters and solving that word within the two minute time period will allow you to go onto the next level. The six-letter word was jigsaw.
Prior to today this word has also been making an appearance. We have been building a rock wall or façade for a building for the past couple of weeks. As I have been placing the rocks I was likening the process to completing a jigsaw puzzle. Sometimes all the pieces fall into place so easily and on other days it can be so hard. Placing the rocks also bring in the element of balance. There have been a few times when I didn’t have the balance right and what I had so hastily placed without a firm foundation came tumbling down.
This can certainly be a metaphor for life. All the experiences, characters, and different chapters eventually come together like one giant jigsaw puzzle. Sometimes the pieces don’t seem to fit, but in the end you see the total picture.
I’m at that stage in life where I’m beginning to get faint glimpses of a picture that might be. I’m thankful for those days when the pieces fit.
14 thoughts on “Life as a Jigsaw Puzzle”
I like it when things fit nicely, but sometimes, you just need a big sledgehammer to pound it in and make it work, or realllllly sharp scissors!
Seems there are a limit to J words. This word also toyed with my mind. Good post!
I’m a huge puzzle fan! In fact, just a few minutes ago, I was helping my 5 year old with a Care Bear Puzzle.
Hey, did you see that I mentioned you in a post the other day (I think two posts ago- w/Greatest American Hero) Anyway, it’s so odd how you are writing similar things and on the same thought process as I!
I love when things fit together nicely like a puzzle. In fact, now I’m going to go pull out a puzzle I got for Christmas! I forgot how much I love them!
Yes, I did, thanks! I thought I commented. I start reading stuff and get totally side-tracked. I go off to do other things. I’ve been laying rock outside and today I’m tearing out tile. I hope I have enough band aids for my hands. Lesson – Wear gloves; but they were wet since I left them outside on the rock work. (Picture of the rock on today’s blog)
Perfectly penned! I, too, am getting those glimpses of the picture that might be.
Yes, life apparently is a jigsaw puzzle. The first time I came here (a few minutes ago) the page was stuck and jumped when it loaded. It landed on knitting – tomorrow is K day so I commented. Then I noticed it was from Dec 2, 2010. 🙂
Yes! Life is a jigsaw puzzle–and if the pieces don’t fit together, sometimes we have to force them together! Ta-da!
I love jigsaws! I didn’t even think of this word for J. It is a great metaphor.
Great metaphor! I love the word you chose for “J”.
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Only a sovereign Lord can take all the pieces of our lives and make them fit into His plan.
I love the rock wall! It’s so pleasing to the eye. What are you using for mortar?
Thank-you, just buying the 80 lb. bags of concrete that you add water to. Started reading the Lulu Hurst story. I so often dream of levitation. These rocks are so heavy. My husband lifts the really heavy ones. I have to get out there and work on rocks today, but we need to go out in the woods and gather more.
Cool! Yes, I guess if you had Lulu Hurst’s powers, lifting all those rocks would be no problem! I hope you enjoy her book. She claims she gives an explanation of how to do what she did at the end, so you’re a short read away from knowing the secret. I haven’t gotten there yet…will let you know if I’m able to levitate anything.
Beautiful rocks. My husband and I just finished laying 8 tons worth of flag stone prior to our wedding. It is beautiful, but it is hard like a puzzle sometimes. Good work on yours. It looks very naturally put together.