When I was growing up, we had a wooden puzzle in the house, something like this one:
To get all the pieces to fit together right took a bit of finagling. Many times I’d almost get it — but just one piece would be off. I’d want to just chop off the part that didn’t fit, and tuck it in where it was supposed to be. But of course, I couldn’t do that. The idea of starting all over was frustrating — I was so close! To get it right, though, that’s what I had to do.
Life is like that sometimes. Sometimes we get so close. All the pieces almost fit, but yet just one bit is off, just doesn’t fit right. And sometimes, the way to fix it isn’t to chop off the unwanted piece and shove it in where it’s supposed to be, but instead to let it all fall apart. Undo and start over. Let go of the attachment to almost whole, in order to reach whole.
Check out Pam’s books!
- The Universes Inside the Lighthouse—YA sci-fi adventure / first in the Balky Point Adventures
- The Wishing Rock series—women’s fiction / wit, wisdom, and recipes
- The Pam on the Map series—travelogues / wit and wanderlust