When the six-year old outgrew his 108 piece jigsaw puzzles, the only larger puzzle I could find was a 300 piece one of a national monument. Since the only puzzles he liked were ones with cartoon characters, I couldn’t get him interested in this one.
A couple of weeks after I bought the puzzle, I asked my son if he would like to do it with me.
“Okay”, he said.
It took us two hours to put it together. Two hours of him working on the reflection, and me doing the architectural details. Two hours of struggling with the sky, and getting it all to mesh together. Two hours of working together, and yet seprately.
The feeling of success when we finished was exhilirating.
Someday, I would love to work on a five thousand piece puzzle with both my kids. And, I would love to visit the Golden Temple at Amritsar, the holiest shrine for Sikhs, so I can see the arches and the embellishments we put together.