I recently stopped by ADNOC Oasis, a convenience store chain owned by the biggest gasoline station in Abu Dhabi, and saw wooden puzzles being sold together with the globe version of the rubiks cube. I hardly see these nowadays that made me recall how puzzle was founded in the 17th century, i.e. when a London engraver and mapmaker mounted a map on a wood sheet and used it in teaching geography.
Once you buy them, you get to disassemble and reassemble the pieces. So I proceeded with the wooden airplane. I thought it’ll be easy; but it required much patience to fix it. Or maybe I’m slow. Hahaha. Hence, I didn’t want the wooden car to be “out of order”. I just left it like that. (*grins*). You want real adult puzzles out there? Try those pretty side tables and other items from Ikea (or its counterpart) that you need to assemble all by yourself unless you ask somebody else who has better inductive reasoning aptitude to fix it for you or you qualify for a free delivery and assembly upon meeting the purchase threshold. Until now I still can’t fix the paper lamp I got from them. (I once thought that I should have just begged from Ikea to sell to me that lamp on display. LOL.) Even if I’m so tempted to outsource its assembly, I’m still enjoying the challenge of putting together the pieces. I’ll share a photo when it’s done. I hope that’s soon!
May we all sustain the energy and inspiration needed in picking the pieces of the puzzle (it’s everywhere!) we encounter in our own lives. 🙂