Puzzle Mania

Jigsaw puzzles are under-rated. After all, what’s fun about dumping out a box of cardboard bits, then spending hours turning them upright, sorting them by color and texture, and trying one pair after another in search of a match? It sounds like an exercise in futility–but not for me. I like the trance-like state they put me in. I like the way they encourage me to pay attention to detail. I like watching a picture emerge from the jumble of gray and color, that is, as long as it’s something picturesque. In my family, we’d pull out an old box with a few pieces missing, or sometimes start a new box, every year around the Christmas holidays. I find it comforting to gaze at a beautiful landscape on cold, dark winter evenings. I hope you have time to work a good jigsaw puzzle soon.–R

About Scott

The founding member of Terra Cotta Music, Scott is a guitarist, composer, educator, writer, and avid hiker. His love for the outdoors, especially the beautiful trails of Sedona, Arizona has been a great source of creative inspiration. He believes that a close connection to nature brings comfort to our souls and spirits, and tries to capture and reflect that in his music and in this blog. You can email him at scott@terracottamusic.com.
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2 Responses to Puzzle Mania

  1. Mark Holl says:

    Well said… indeed, the similarities between a jigsaw puzzle and ones own life are striking. 😉

  2. kholland says:

    Happy New Year! I finished my 1,000 piece puzzle at 12:30 a.m. on New Year’s Day!
    Peace and good music in the New Year.!