What is a puzzle?
puz·zle – /ˈpəzəl/
1. cause (someone) to feel confused because they cannot understand or make sense of something.
1. a game, toy, or problem designed to test ingenuity or knowledge.
With society having programmed us with a set idea of what the “Perfect” relationship is, it is no wonder then that, just as with the puzzles one can buy from the store, we all have a vivid picture of what a perfect relationship should be. In the search for it, we set out to find the perfect partner, one who “Completes” us, makes us whole and completes this beautiful picture we have in our minds. In this situation, great care is taken into finding the perfect partner, with numerous, standardized responses factored into the choice of partner. Intelligent decision making, careful analysis of the perfect partner is required and anything out of place is eliminated. The only emotions that matter in this scenario, are those that come when the picture is complete.
In truth, the “Perfect” relationship is a collage.
col·lage – /kəˈläZH,kô-,kō-/
1. a piece of art made by sticking various different materials such as photographs and pieces of paper or fabric onto a backing.
A collage is about different entities, sharing the same space. Feeding off each other, allowing a great sense of freedom, for betterment of expression and artistic interpretation. Compromise is the natural order of things, as all the different entities all have their strengths and weaknesses. A collage is less about perfection and more about texture, contrast and how things that shouldn’t work together, bound by the glue that is Love, come together to create the perfect picture. Their imperfection making them perfect.