Linda G Hill’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt for 12/29/18 is:
“ask someone else.” Either ask someone for a prompt word or, if you can’t, turn on a TV or a radio and choose a word from the first sentence you hear. Enjoy!
I watched a movie this evening, called, “Puzzle” which seems a good choice to write about. The story was about a woman who had always served the men in her life, quietly, efficiently, and to a point where she pretty much was taken for granted. She found out she was really good at doing jigsaw puzzles. From that, a whole domino of events unfolded in her world. There is a conversation she has with her puzzle partner, where she gets a little worked up and asks him why, when he has so much going on in his world, does he waste so much time on putting puzzles together. He says something to the effect that life is totally random and there is very little control of what happens to each person, but with a puzzle, you can see that, even though you tried many many wrong pieces that didn’t fit that in the end you could see a whole picture. To me this was very profound.
When I worked in juvenile probation I used to always approach the juveniles and their families as if they were a puzzle and I needed to figure out where the missing pieces were in their worlds. It was extremely helpful in that it was non-judgmental and it came from an assumption that the pieces would be found and a whole picture would be seen.