If you were living in the Sumarian city of Uruk
You might have been an artisan or a slave with
The chore to tessellate the floors, the walls, the ceilings
Tiling was what it was all about
-Mosaics were already as popular as trout
Whether it was polygonal semi-iregular
Or just some hyperbolic geometry
It needed to be done.
This act of reproducing patterns came well before
copy and pasting
And whether it was an act of addiction or
A way to find inner peace
A Spock would say "fascinating" with
One eyebrow raised.
A challenging learning device to learn maps, geography and history
And ever since puzzles have run away!
Today, puzzlephiles abound, spending hours, days on 2, 3 5000
piece puzzles that need to be assembled, then dissembled.
And if you're a puzzle fiend then
You've got a puzzle language to go:
"I need a top negative green piece with a heavy grain of pasture divided by a horizontal line showing the head of a sheep but only with one eye and a lower positive round but fat round shape."
"this piece that fits into the water around Venice has to have an elongated top with a light green hue with downward jagged movements that are seemingly similar to another 300 pieces that make up the water..."
Fortunately you don't have to be a Galieo, a Marie Curie, a Decartes or a Freud
And if you dream you are
Tripping over gondolas, cows or the nose of La Gioconda
Then your life is a wandering puzzle log
Looking to fit from the inside to the outside.