Heart Happy (cathy_edgett) wrote,
Heart Happy

Life as crossword puzzle -

My brother is delighted with his life, and is exploring some of the things he has always wanted to do. He is crossing things off of his "to-do" list.

He sent this to me this morning, and I find it an intriguing way to think of our life, as though it is already set in some way, and we are filling in the pieces of our puzzle.

My brother's words:

"I guess a reasonable analogy is with crossword puzzles. You first quickly and easily fill in all that you know for certain. Then you study it more closely and fill in much more. And then you come down to some areas of the puzzle that really have you confounded but, once you start to get a few more key words, the whole puzzle starts to quickly fill in and snowball almost in reaching its conclusion. That's how I feel about my life right now; like I'm filling in more difficult parts that I'd long wondered about and it feels quite amazing."

He also talks about being in the "the zone." There is also "the flow" as described by Mihaly Csikszentmihali. I am feeling pretty well myself today, and planning to fill in a few squares of my crossword puzzle, the squares teaching patience, calmness, and hope.

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