I came home with something else, that I haven’t bought in a very long time; a 500 piece jigsaw puzzle. Actually, I wanted to buy a 1000 piece puzzle, but the finished-size of that is so big that it won’t fit on my table. I started working on it that night, and finished in 30 minutes. Wow, can I really do that! No, I cannot!. I sat at my table constructing this interesting and colourful thing and it took me almost 3 hours to just complete the outline alone. The pieces are very small and the picture itself is complicated. I still haven’t finished it because I got busy with some personal stuff today and I won’t be able to touch it for the next 2 days. Now that I’m here talking to you guys, that’s alright. :). I really like this one, you know, because it represents re-creating that past to me (reconstructing something you already know). No wonder why it intrigued me to write this article.
Anyway, what I’m trying to say is that life itself is not different from a jigsaw puzzle, except that we don’t see the clear picture of how the finished-piece would look like. Every day we move several pieces of this enormous puzzle consciously or subconsciously; every thought, every decision and we breath we take is all about solving it. It’s sovery intricate and obscure. Things we do, that may seem insignificant to us, would have an effect on this jigsaw.
When you are constructing a puzzle, you would misplace pieces and it might seem perfect there then. But, as you go along, you’d realize the mistakes and you definitely have the chance to change it accordingly. Is it the same in life? Why not? You misplaced a piece today, yesterday, or 10 years back. You could always change it (If not all the time, most of the time) and move it to where it belongs. Some of your actions in the past that you believed as the right thing then, might not be worth that much now. As time goes, you’d get a better understanding of it and you would figure out things that need to be changed. Even if it is a piece that seemed right for a decade, isn’t it? Then why should we regret some things, if not all, in the past.