Jigsaw Puzzle

For my post ‘that kiss‘, fellow blogger Osyth wrote the following comment –

That is a very powerful and provocative post. I have read much about the power of kisses. This bears out what I have understood that the kiss is the intimicy that crosses the line. I will make some time to catch up on your story this weekend so that I can contexualise better and understand more of your personal jigsaw. Thank you. Thank you for sharing this. It is highly and deeply moving.

I responded with the following comment –

And thank you for reading and commenting. Interesting using the word ‘jigsaw’, I quite like that word! Have a great weekend my friend!

I was thinking about Osyth’s comment and her wanting to understand more of my personal jigsaw.  I was thinking about my personal jigsaw puzzle, what is the end result once all the pieces are in place?

Wikipedia.org has the following information about jigsaw puzzle –

A jigsaw puzzle is a tiling puzzle that requires the assembly of often oddly shaped interlocking and tessellating pieces. Each piece usually has a small part of a picture on it; when complete, a jigsaw puzzle produces a complete picture.


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Hum, sounds like life, doesn’t it?

A puzzle of oddly shaped pieces, that when completed will produce a picture.  What will my picture be when all those interlocking and tessellating pieces are finally put together?

Will my picture be one that displays turmoil, destruction or disappointment?  Will my picture be one that displays tranquil, creation or achievement?

Wikipedia.org jigsaw puzzle definition also includes the following –

Typical images found on jigsaw puzzles that also include scenes from nature, buildings, and repetitive designs. Castles and mountains are two traditional subjects.

If my jigsaw was a typical image it would be from nature, castles and mountains.

I am nature; born from the love of my parents.  I am castle; built strong for use as a fortress.  I am mountain; reaching a high peak amongst the low valleys.

Through my life, the puzzle pieces were separated and yet to be put together.  As the pieces began to be put in place, the image started to form.  Many years later after the turmoil, destruction and disappointment, the pieces of tranquil, creation and achievement took their place in the jigsaw puzzle that would become me.

My hope when my life is over and my jigsaw puzzle is completed, the image is beautiful, breathtaking, magnificent and all inspiring.  Not because that is who I was, but because that is who I became.


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25 thoughts on “Jigsaw Puzzle

  1. I have to agree with your Osyth, for it is possible to compartmentalize violating sexual acts into just their physical feelings and not really be present at the time, but a kiss, well that gets in your face and demands your attention.

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  2. Terry, what a great post. Basically, our lives are a jigsaw puzzle from day one! Such an interesting way to think of life ! Personally I think your jigsaw puzzle will be spectacular and true. It will be filled with colour and depict who you are and who you became. There will be no missing pieces as your life will be happy and fulfilled. Enjoy the rest of your weekend 🙂

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  3. This is a brilliant post in both it’s sentiment and it’s writing. I am humbled to have in some way triggered the process. But this is your post, your life, your jigsaw and I am absolutely certain that the completed puzzle, when you draw your final breath will be a work of beauty. Not perfection, you understand. But unique and ephemeral, to be viewed only by those that wish to see it.

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  4. Amazing post. Your picture will be beautiful. It takes time and patience to put the puzzles together. Sometimes we take a break and spend time on one section before we can move on to another but in the end it is ALWAYS beautiful.

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  5. Great post…..I love the thought of our lives coming together like a jigsaw puzzle….unfortunately I am sure I have dropped some of my pieces off the table and onto the floor…lol but I am forever moving forward trying to fit the pieces into the right spots…..kat.

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    • Thank you for the nice words and I appreciate you stopping by to read and comment. Yes, I to want my completed puzzle to look like that also. Thank you for following my blog, I hope your weekend is a happy one. 🙂

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