What if… life’s just like a Puzzle

What if Weekends: 52 Weeks Project 40/52

A couple of quotes came to mind while I was working on this illusion, one being “I’ve bitten off more than I can chew!” This one wasn’t as easy to do as I was expecting.

The other was, “It is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma, but perhaps there is a key.” ~ Sir Winston Churchill.

And when I looked it up to get the quote right I found this one… “It’s a mystery. Broken into a jigsaw puzzle. Wrapped in a conundrum. Hidden in a Chinese box. A riddle.” ~ The Riddler

I think we can all agree that life is a puzzle a lot of the time, but what if we were to think of it as being JUST like a Puzzle!

When we are born we don’t have all the pieces to our puzzles, we collect them as we move through life and we slowly put “our puzzle” together. If we could do so, knowing that all the pieces are there and that we just have to find them and put them together, we could be confident that eventually we’ll have it all done, that last piece fitting nicely to complete the picture. In putting together a puzzle, it’s fun to get someone to help, but there’s a certain satisfaction in being the one to complete it. Life can be like that, though we often seek advice in life, sometimes the best advice is that that you give yourself. All advice, that given to you and the advice you give yourself, may not always be the best advice, but like a puzzle when that piece won’t fit, in spite of how hard you push it in place, you can move on to another piece. Only you know what is in your heart, so sometimes it’s best to reach out and help yourself with this puzzle we call life.

This was a last minute idea that came to me when visiting with Caitlin yesterday. Being a parent can be a daunting task, there’s no manual you can consult when you need to. Every once in a while it falls on you to be the parent and offer advice, which we all do, but I think it’s also important to instil in your kids the idea of being brave and confident, that their heart will lead them in the right direction and by listening to themselves, as in this illusion you can give yourself some of the missing pieces of the puzzle.

And I too am working on my own puzzle and, though much older than my daughter, there are still some pieces I’m having trouble finding, but I know they are there. I may have even picked them up and discarded them at the time because they didn’t fit the section I was working on. It’s looking pretty good so far and I hope your puzzle is coming along too!

This is my What if Weekend Photo Illusion for week 40 of my 52 Weeks Project! I’d like to thank my daughter Caitlin, once again, for participating in another one of my Illusions.

This 52 Week Project is part of a new endeavour of mine I call Photo Illusionism, one photo illusion every week for 52 weeks, check out the web site and “Like” my page on Facebook. And remember, if you want one of your own photo illusions, send me a message and let’s talk… I have 13 more to do!

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