Working on a jigsaw puzzle is also a meditative experience. Sometimes my conscious thinking just disappears. Other times it wanders as a stream of consciousness. For example, this puzzle of the Thanksgiving painting by Norman Rockwell initiated a reflection that went from being thankful for this cottage by the sea, to the realization that the 3S’s conjure up thoughts of gratitude, to the idea that there is a fourth S, that of Service, and then to the practical idea that I want to create a section on this website that addresses the deeper questions about the purpose of life. You know what kinds of questions, because I’m sure you have them, too. What’s the purpose of life? Of my life? What about God? What is this mysterious something that all human beings long for? Why are we here, anyway?
I’ll let you know when I launch the new section, but first I have to shovel and start my next jig.