In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “All About Me.”
So what’s the reasoning behind jigsaw1983?
I’ll start with the easy bit – 1983 is the year I was born. Okay so I am somewhat lacking in originality but it’s when this particular (blogging) puzzle was made. It was the year of The Smiths first single, the first American woman in space, Ewoks, Michael Jackson’s ‘Beat it’ and the introduction of the world to both the A Team and Fraggle Rock. All in all a pretty good year!
Why jigsaw? Because I think that all of us are jigsaws (not literally obvs.). We are all made up of innumerable pieces that when connected make us ‘us’. Traits, memories, ideals, skills, family, genetics and so on combine to form who we are. Whilst a lot of us share similar ‘pieces’ they all slot together to form a different picture – we are all unique.
In turn I think each of us is part of a bigger picture. We all combine to make the world what it is today – not all pieces fit together, like not all people get along, but in the end we all slot in somewhere. We all have a place, be it small or large, and we all have a part to play. We don’t always know what that part is, what our role is in life (I for one am still trying to figure that out) but perhaps that’s the point; maybe we aren’t supposed to know what the bigger picture is, maybe it’s just about finding where we belong.
As for what the bigger picture is supposed to look like I have no idea – maybe it’s like one of those magic eye pictures that you have to squint at to see the hidden meaning?
“The world’s a puzzle; no need to make sense out of it.” – Socrates