You paint it as you go along with the help of those who mean enough to you to leave their mark – tranquil or turbulent.
You don’t know when you’ll finish it, or if you ever will.
The essence is in meeting the person who will help you gather those pieces you need to complete your masterpiece, and whom you will help in turn.
When you are done, you will rest in peace, being able to hold in your hands when you go, your framed puzzle, their final gift to you.
Where and when will you cross paths though? Those are the missing pieces yet to be unveiled, and you just press on in that search alone, gathering first the corners and the edges to guard all you love.