Wednesday, June 18, 2008


In the blink of an eye
Many hours have gone by ...

While I enjoyed putting together the puzzle from my friend (750 pieces), I found it somewhat obsessive. Always trying to find one more piece to fit. My friends find jigsaw puzzles relaxing. I did not.

Putting the puzzle together reminded me of the photos I've seen of Tibetan lamas making a beautiful mandala with colored sand. When they are done, they sweep it away... part of their spiritual practice.

Now that I'm done with the puzzle, I will take it apart and put it in the box and pass it on to another friend. I think I'll stick with nature walks, hiking and music for my spiritual practice. I admire the lamas, but I need to take my own path.


Bruce said...

My wife enjoys complex puzzles, but then again she's a researcher. i find such things anxiety producing.

However, i must confess the puzzle is quite beautiful.

Linda H. Feinberg said...

I think the puzzle is beautiful too. I didn't find it anxiety producing, but more addictive. I had a hard time pulling myself away to do my work.