In today’s challenge we want you to grab an image from your world that holds the promise or portent of the future.
I decided to focus on the two words ‘challenge’ and ‘future’. I had a new jigsaw, which I thought I’d start on Sunday because the weather was so grim, and it looked a bit of a challenge. I hoped that I might get it finished some time in the future!
I was right – it was a challenge! It was quite a bit harder than I thought but, thanks to the miserable weather continuing during the week, I did it!
There’s a little story behind the jigsaw. I bought it on my trip to Dallas in January when I went into a fabulous Barnes and Noble bookstore. I love jigsaws and they had a vast selection of them so it seemed wrong to leave without buying one! I spent ages in the shop. Mr Decisive (for whom bookshops do not hold such attraction, indeed any attraction really) even bought a book – but then went and had a coffee while I looked round every floor, and every display shelf. I was in seventh heaven – books, cards, stationery, jigsaws, card games, small gifts, lovely children’s books – it was all wonderful. Our only local ‘proper’ bookshop has closed down, which is such a shame, so I was enjoying this one while I could. It was about 8.30 in the evening when we were there, and the place was busy – some people browsing the shelves, lots of people sitting in the comfy chairs reading, a group of teenagers chatting on some floor cushions in the children’s department – everywhere I went there were people making excellent use of the shop. So, when I was doing the jigsaw this week I had happy memories of Barnes and Noble.