A Space of My Own 我的空间

Jigsaw Puzzles

Posted on: July 22, 2009

When I was young I played with jigsaw puzzles a lot. Those wooden
pieces where you just fit them into the board and if it’s the right
piece, the picture clicks.

Recently I have been playing with
jigsaw puzzles too, but they don’t need to be cleared up. I have this
set of games inside my computer and I can pick a picture to play with
any time I want – and even adjust the difficulty of the game. As
before, I prefer playing with more ‘cartoon like’ jigsaws, because
actual photographs and scenery are quite hard to do.

I was bored, so I wiki-ed ‘jigsaw puzzle’ to find out that some puzzles were in 2D or 3D version. That is so beyond my reach.

Somehow
all this jigsaw playing reminds me of the Archi Boy’s (Thierry’s) blog
name: Pieces of Me. Especially since he updated quite recently. The
first thoughts this name brought to me was that it sounded very much
like a shattered glass, then I connected the words to a jigsaw. Then I
felt it had very much to do with archi models too, for my (very crude)
impression of them were pieces of cardboard and stuff stuck together.

I
don’t know where my blogging direction is going to, but I’ll just have
faith and follow the my train of thoughts as I type. Come to think of
it, I haven’t blogged like this for some time. Usually I sit down with
a set of thoughts, and expand them one by one.

But today is different. Completing this blog entry is like doing a jigsaw puzzles without seeing all the pieces I have in hand.

Sometimes
I feel that life is like a jigsaw puzzle too. Isn’t this statement a
little cliche? But that’s the way I find it. Unpredictable. Sometimes
you see an odd piece standing out, and wonder – how this funny little
piece with its different color and texture will actually fit into the
whole picture. As of now, it doesn’t seem to match anywhere. Do you
think these thoughts while doing jigsaws? I do a lot.

But later, the fun part is as you get along, all the oohs and ahhs! It fits, and now you know why it does! 🙂

(Hey, this blog jigsaw is turning out not too bad afterall.)

I
do always think that life is like fitting pieces of jigsaw together.
You get the right pieces and they click when you walk along the will of
God. In marriage, in finding a job, in building relationships. And how
do you know the will of God? We discussed this once a upon a time in
Bible study. Just be obedient to God’s Word, and you’ll be walking
along His will!

But there’s one new question I’d like to
introduce: Why does the jigsaw puzzle, which is originally a nice
picture, has to be broken up, only to be built or restructured again?

Everytime
I do cartoon jigsaws, I always think that this helps to improve my
cartoon drawing, or copying. That’s because when the big picture is all
apart, to reconstruct it, I need to pay attention to the little
details. If it’s all there already, I just tend to casually view it as
a big picture, as a whole.

I guess if life was not a jigsaw, we
wouldn’t really appreciate the little details. All those twist and
turns that are already made known are no more exciting.

And I guess to some people, if a picture wasn’t in jigsaw form, there would be nothing fun nor addicting in it at all!

p/s: Same entries are posted in my blogspot blog at http://gail-lee.blogspot.com/!

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