While we make attempts to strategically solve a puzzle in order to recreate the flawless visual aesthetic, our lives may bring us near circumstances that may not always have a flawlesshappy ending.
While growing up, I have always had a penchant for solving mind-boggling and complex puzzles. Some jigsaw puzzles have 100 pieces whereas some have 1000 pieces. Regardless of how many pieces there are in order to create the "perfect" visually-appealing final product, the struggle still remains relatively similar. The supreme reality is that our life is holistically structured like a puzzle piece by piece and breadth by breadth.
Our lives bring us face-to-face with bizarre and outlandish crossroads that we wouldn't have dared to confront even in our wildest dreams. A funny incident that I frequently recall is what I used to go through before having to meet up with certain family members or colleagues who I don't share a strong or even cordial bond with. This is an example of an awkward situation where it is often difficult to mingle if a strong connection or mutual interest in topics hasn't developed.
Moving on, an even more baffling situation arises when you are forced to communicate with someone who you wholeheartedly despise both personally and professionally. Moreover, the most prominent example of a real-life "puzzle" is actually when a couple strives to mend a "broken" relationship. What I mean by "broken" is that the couple has been married for over 20 years and their relationship is deteriorating drastically down the slope. The primary reason is that both of them are stuck in a loveless relationship and there is nothing to keep their romance alive.
The point to be noted is that they are still maintaining their relationship for the sake of their children and societal expectations. This exemplifies a larger-than-life scenario of a convoluted, mazelike puzzle that possesses an indefinite amount of answers. While we make attempts to strategically solve a puzzle in order to recreate the flawless visual aesthetic, our lives may bring us near circumstances that may not always have a flawlesshappy ending.
This obstacle of life resembles what it is like when your brains are exploding while solving any type of puzzle. As a matter of fact, you have to navigate through these deadly terrains using a game plan that is both an interplay between logic and rationale. You have to constantly ask yourself these questions. Why do these pieces not fit together perfectly? What can I do differently in order to make this situation work?
Truth be told, these questions are mirror images of the potential questions that are glued to us throughout our journey of life. In the same fashion, such questions tend to arise the most in terms of relationships, marriages, career goals, and namely solutions to issues that we have no choice but to fearlessly confront.
For instance, contributor, Donna Levi on HuffPost writes, "Build your life just as you would do a puzzle. Piece by piece. Section by section. You may get bored at times, or frustrated, or feel as though you'd rather give up. What you must do, however, is know that the pieces are all there, and the more ways you try to place them where they belong, the more connections you discover."
Life is just like a puzzle in the sense that we must always be prepared to unravel the missing pieces and combine them or rearrange them in order to form our version of what ought to be a perfect, well-rounded model of our unique world.