Friday, January 05, 2007

When the Puzzle Pieces Fall Apart

Hannah has been working on a 1000-piece puzzle of a country farm scene since Christmas. She set up shop in the living room on our old card table and has impressed us all with her ability to methodically piece together these 1000 pieces. Today, with about 100 pieces left to be placed, the puzzle broke back into its component elements when the table unexpectedly gave way as Rebecca tried to move it.

So, when the pieces that have been so painstakingly organized are subjected to a world where entropy often dictates spontaneity, what can be done? Hannah demonstrated grace and strength in her ability to start all over again. That takes some determination.