Our family is big on jigsaw puzzles.  It fits our sense of order.  Our “journeyman” skill level qualifies us to whip together a 1000 piece travel scene of Bruges in an afternoon.  I am in awe of some “Grand Masters” who can tackle two-sided challenges with no “front of the box” picture but rather one solid color.   (These are the same kind of  looney-tuners who aspire to Level 22 in Donkey Kong.)

I think it would warm John Spilsbury‘s heart to think of what his invention has done to promote good old-fashioned togetherness and teamwork.

It would be fun to sit around at Springbok and dream up new puzzle themes.  I’d start with works by artist Lola Dupre. She deconstructs photographs and reassembles them into mind-bending collages.