Jigsaw puzzles started because John Spilsbury wanted to help children in his town to learn geography in a fun and interactive way. With this sole purpose before, it grew and grew and is still growing as time goes by.
As a puzzler, we are not only enjoying the game as itself alone. We are somehow inspired by it one way or the other, right?
It like applying the “jigsaw puzzle craze” in our daily routine life. Like, we connect jigsaw puzzles on how we make decisions in life, or we relate jigsaw puzzles to how we enjoy small wins we received in life, or how we use jigsaw puzzles to create stuff we like, and many more.
In this article, I will be sharing with you guys how other Puzzlers have used jigsaw puzzles as an inspiration in their lives.
JIGSAW PUZZLE INSPIRED LITERARY WORKS
Literary works are products of humans creativity, and the birth of jigsaw puzzles is also one of the great games created because of that.
You, as an avid puzzler, may not notice that you have used and applied in your life the “tricks” in finishing a jigsaw puzzle. Here are some of the proofs that all of us have been “touched” by the magic of jigsaw puzzles in our whole being.
Quotes are short inspirational messages that are usually used to relate to life, choices, careers, love, relationships, and anything in between. It is basically a group of words put together to give light to whatever point or idea that the author is trying to say.
Below are some quotes about jigsaw puzzles that moved my heart and made me realize some things about them.
From this, one can make a deduction which is quite certainly the ultimate truth of jigsaw puzzles: despite appearances, puzzling is not a solitary game: every move the puzzler makes, the puzzlemaker has made before; every piece the puzzler picks up, and picks up again, and studies and strokes, every combination he tries, and tries a second time, every blunder and every insight, each hope and each discouragement have all been designed, calculated, and decided by the other.— Georges Perec
After I have read this quote, I then realized that indeed it is true. Our life is not always under our control.
One way or the other, our decisions and choices are often related to or affected by what others have done to us. Our experience or relationship with others truly affects how we go about our lives.
It is like dealing how will you react if something is done to you by others.
To me acting is like a jigsaw puzzle. The jigsaw puzzle is of the sky and all the pieces are blue. Out of this you have to create a human being and put it together.— Henry Winkler
To me, any form of job we are into are all pieces of jigsaw puzzle that we need to put together.
I mean, every single day of our career life is important not only to have a better living for ourselves but also for our boss, co-workers, and customers as well. Any missing piece is a problem.
And I guess you can relate to that especially if one of your co-workers did not show up at work without any notice. His or her absence is really a big “missing piece”.
Science and art sometimes can touch one another, like two pieces of the jigsaw puzzle which is our human life, and that contact may be made across the borderline between the two respective domains.— M. C. Escher
Connections in all aspects of our lives are all customized by our life choices.
You see, sometimes the work we are doing right now is not related to our hobbies.
Like for example, maybe some of you are working in the office related to banking and finance, but the hobby you are into are mostly online video games or jigsaw puzzles. Maybe some of you are working in the entertainment industry, or in the food industry, cosmetics industry, and others. And yet your passion may be gardening, cleaning, organizing, or just drinking coffee in the afternoon.
These are all different things that we get to put all together to form our ideal lifestyle, right?
Your hand fits mine like the last piece of a jigsaw puzzle— Jodi Picoult
In love and relationships, it is indeed a working jigsaw puzzle. Once we have found the person that fits perfectly in our imperfect life, then you know that it would be alright.
Choosing which jigsaw puzzle piece to start with is also the same as which choice will you choose to make life happens.— Ann, the late bloomer Puzzler
As for me, jigsaw puzzles inspired me to do things by starting to decide what to do.
I mean, I have to get started somewhere to go about what I wanted in life. To go to the path where I decided to be.
Just like deciding on which part of the jigsaw puzzle I will start with first, however, in the long run, it does not matter anyway.
What matters most is the experience you have gained from your decisions.
Inspired words with right tunes and melody brings us songs. Songs are somehow the broaden type of quotes with a touch of melody. It is like a sweet lullaby of a mother telling her child how much he or she is loved.
Here are some jigsaw puzzle inspired songs that may struck you as well when you try to listen to it.
Jigsaw puzzle – The Rolling Stone
This song is the most popular jigsaw puzzle related song I ever came across the internet. Maybe because The Rolling Stones is one of the most famous bands of all time. To be honest, I don’t know anything about them mainly because of generation gap however, I really appreciate this song once I heard it. It is like a diary entry written in a form a song. What do you think? Have you heard this one already?
The Jigsaw Puzzle Song – Seven Hills Charter School Chorus of Worcester, MA
I find this song quite touching not only because this was sang by children but also the message it says. The main message is that no matter how they are different from one another, it does not matter as long as they complement each others differences, every thing will be fine.
Puzzle Pieces – Saint Motel
I like the melody of this song, it is so catchy and lively! It is not hard to memorize the lyrics of this song after hearing it several times.
As I try to learn more about the message of the lyrics, I guess it is a story of a woman who had undergone plastic surgery several times. As the lyrics say, “The doctor’s hands carry out the plans to take you all apart and put you back again, your face is canvas…” Am I right about this, Puzzlers? Comment down below if you think otherwise though.
The Puzzle Song – Jamie McKenzie
This song gives me country song vibes while listening to it. It soft and calming and what good about this song is that it gives a short lesson on whether or not you should try to fit in with others. It is like you are trying if the interlocking pieces would match perfectly.
It gives life lessons and advice to young people like me (or us) to be who we really are for it is our life anyway, we can live it the way we wanted, right?
Puzzle – RetroVision
If you love some dance club vibes type of music, I suggest you hear this one out. You will feel like dancing all you want when you hear it. The message of the song is “If I ain’t got to you, ain’t got to you” as literal as it is, just like a jigsaw puzzle indeed.
Jigsaw Falling into place – Radiohead
The music video of this song is one of a kind! I mean, they did not do any mainstream video concept but have used go pro instead.
For me, it is a brilliant idea to produce a music video outside the norm. Also, the music video showcased the girl’s literal point of view when entering a dance club. You may want to check this one out.
Jigsaw Puzzle Blues – Fleetwood Mac featuring Danny Kirwan
This one is a guitar-based instrumental song. If you wanted to hear oldies but goodies type of instrumental songs, this one is for you. It could bring you back to good old times back in your golden days.
Last Puzzle Piece – Justin James
For my female Puzzlers out there, this song is one of the songs you may want to listen to if you wanted to feel serenaded by your man. If you want, you may ask your man to sing this song for you too.
Girl in a Jigsaw Puzzle – Katydids
Sometimes we are indeed like a jigsaw puzzle. Don’t you think? Well, this song really explains it well. Sometimes we are working in progress or sometimes we are hanging on to every piece we have just to see complete by others.
Jigsaw Puzzle – Ben Krahne
Well, if you believe that love is in the air, well I guess love can also be in a jigsaw puzzle when you find the correct piece right? Listen to this song to make you realize my point in saying this.
Jigsaw Puzzle – Cross Atlantic
This one is the latest song related to jigsaw puzzle. What I find cute about this song is that it was created by a real-life couple. Isn’t sweet? The song is about finding your lifetime partner, just like finding the right jigsaw puzzle piece in your game.
Jigsaw puzzles indeed started to inspire other to learn. And I guess it is really taking its job seriously up to this point by entering not only the jigsaw puzzle industry but also the creativity of our minds by creating meaningful quotes and songs about life, love, relationships, and anything in between.
I wonder, what are the effects and inspirations you have related to jigsaw puzzles?
I wanted to know your jigsaw puzzle life moments, my dear Puzzlers!
Share your thoughts in the comment section below, I would gladly read and be inspired by those as well.