Saturday, October 17, 2015
You'd be surprised how meditative losing yourself in a complicated jigsaw puzzle can be. There are all sorts of good reminders in the process, for example, even when you can't see the whole, you can just keep finding the next piece of the puzzle, and eventually you'll get to the end. Plus, it empties your mind of your worries, and when you get up from the puzzle, you tend to find that all sorts of connections have been happening in the background, solving your questions while you looked away. Of course, if you have a lot of work to do, better not to have a puzzle going, or maybe that only applies if you're a little OCD, as I am. I tend to want to keep going till I'm done.
I think I've given my niece and my daughter the puzzle bug. We have had such sweet companionable afternoons sitting there puzzling along together, our attention absolute. So much so that my daughter texted me this a little while ago: "Craving a puzzle."