One day I had to do a jigsaw puzzle. The urge came out of left field and took over my life. When I couldn’t find a puzzle that “spoke” to me, I was seriously disturbed. Then I found The Migrant Birds. I instantly fell in love with Charley Harper’s artwork. Plus, I was thrilled to learn about different bird species while snapping pieces together (there is code on the back of the box). Over a weekend I spent hours sorting little cardboard parts and making piles (edge pieces, bird eye pieces, bird beak pieces, white pieces, green pieces, brown pieces, star pieces). Then I began fitting them together. I was surprised at how time consuming a jigsaw puzzle can be . . . I had to pull myself away. One hour spent writing an essay granted me two hours on the puzzle (I should probably reverse that). All I want for Christmas is jigsaw puzzles. Have you ever started a hobby that seemed to come out of nowhere?