When’s the last time you worked on a puzzle? Every summer, once the kids are out of school, and the cadence of the day adjusts to a new rhythm, we take down a puzzle that I have set aside and resisted the temptation to attempt during the busy days of spring that lead up to summer.
I mindfully settle on a location that can handle the scattered pieces for a few months, sometimes a table in the corner of our family room, or sometimes the end of my dining room table. I like this space best because we gather here often, and as I work on the puzzle, other members in my family help or work on another project, side by side.
This year, we are working on a succulent puzzle I purchased from the Huntington Library and Gardens, located in San Marino, CA. I love the way each family member and countless guests that enter our home, stop at my little space and help with a few pieces. Together, through the comings and goings of summer days, we put the parts together, resting in silence and soaking in the open moments of the summer season.