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.
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.