It's like writing a poem on my kitchen table

by Camelia Rose
(The Milky Way)

Puzzles help me forget my problems

Puzzles help me forget my problems

This may be silly. Over the years I have found it to be increasingly difficult to escape thoughts and memories. My depression and anxiety have both increased. Playing guitar, listening to music, watching movies, writing, and even working out just doesn't do the same thing for me that it used to.


These days, I engage myself in putting puzzles together. I love jigsaw puzzles! This year I have pieced together six of them. It is the only thing that keeps me focused; the only thing that gets me away from this world. I forget about problems at work - problems with my roommate - problems everywhere and I just focus on putting the next piece where it belongs.

This week I finished a 1500pc puzzle and it only took me three days. I guess it's time to start spending big bucks on puzzles that are 3000pcs or more. I LOVE PUZZLES!

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Apr 03, 2008
Great way to relax and zone out for a while...
by: Darlene Barriere - Webmaster

Camelia, it's not the least bit silly. You put such a smile on my face. I pictured you, arms desperately trying to balance a toppling pile of puzzle boxes, as you patiently wait your turn to pay "big bucks" to the cashier whose job it is to feed your big bucks to the cash register.

Just remember, when you run out of money, you can always start re-building them...backside up!


It's like writing a poem on my kitchen table

It's like writing a poem on my kitchen table... what a lovely way to see puzzle-building.

Darlene Barriere
Violence & Abuse Prevention Educator
Author: On My Own Terms, A Memoir

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