I decided to buy a puzzle.
Thought of us working together, something new, unexpected.
Calm, but frustratingly challenged to find “that” piece.
It’s a unified task, a togetherness challenge.
It’s like-minded thinking…”Why on earth did we start this?” and “Oh, here I found your piece!”
A different game night for us. My idea, they expected Scrabble.
We had dinner, cleared the table.
They indulged me. My daughter and her fiancee. My son and his girlfriend.
Then stayed there, circled ’round, elbow to elbow, our searching eyes scanning expanse of bright jigsaw.
Flipped the pieces, separated ends and corners.
And together, we did something new.
Together on New Year’s Day
Putting it together, together.
Nothing better than that.