Monday, April 27, 2009

3D Juggling 427: The Sky in the Jigsaw

Claire writes: “I have enjoyed a few days holiday in the last week which has mostly involved going out for coffee, thinking, and watching films! It's been a good time to reflect on what's been going on in 3D over the last year. 12 months ago, we had a number of changes and it wasn't totally clear where we would be heading. It was rather like doing a jigsaw. Several parts of the puzzle were complete, most of the edge was in place and it was time to tackle the sky. Sky or grass, when you first start what seems to be solid colour, it takes time and trial and error to find the right pieces. As the puzzle comes together the distinction between different blues and greens becomes increasingly clear so that the last few pieces are obvious.

It's easy to discern backwards! We're in a climate of major change - for those in work, leaving work or trying to get back into work. The puzzle takes time and patience as we to turn all the pieces the right way up, make an attempt at the edge and slot in the obvious pieces that just fell out of the box together. Working at it until 2am is rarely fruitful. Taking time to do something else and returning to the puzzle with new eyes can make it a much more enjoyable experience. And at the end, it doesn't matter that some of the pieces in the edge were wrongly placed. It doesn't take long to reorganise them and fit the last few pieces together.

Which bit of your puzzle are you stuck with?

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