This one comes with a major sense of accomplishment. Many of us live lives that refuse to be quantified; we can’t often point to something at the end of the day and say, “I did that.”
It’s nice to finally be able to do that with “Two Dutch Girls – A Real Wooden Puzzle,” a piece that I’ve wanted to write for a number of years. It’s about a puzzle, and time, and renewal.
Here’s an excerpt:
Despite having written about slowing down in my December PeaceSigns article <http://peace.mennolink.org/cgi-bin/m.pl?a=803>, I struggled to finish making all my homemade gifts, host and attend holiday gatherings, pack for our visit to California, and maintain some semblance of Advent preparation. Just at the point when I felt I might come apart at the seams, I took out this puzzle.
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