The puzzle of summer (part II)

Wednesday, August 11, 2010 at 6:50 am

Forty-something years removed from puzzle solving, you forget the patience it entails. The boys sometimes worked tirelessly forgoing all their electronic devices in the evening just to get a few more pieces together. Of course you start with the perimeter. We found all but one well into our quest and attributed its loss to the moment we heard our dog chewing something under the table. But days later and with loud jubilation, my youngest found the piece among all the others even though we had collectively spent hours in its hunt. Sweet reward!

As it neared completion, there were thoughts of finality to our little dining room adventure. I was both parts relieved and saddened to finish the project we had started as a family. It reminded me that life is rarely all about the destination: it’s the travelling we most enjoy.

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