1,000 mismatched pieces scattered in several piles. I try my best to organize them, connecting patterns and colors into separate sections. It takes a lot of time and many podcast episodes to become less confused about what's in front of me. The border comes together in a few days. From there, with much trial and error, I form a zebra, flamingo, tiger, and hedgehog. A week in, I realize I have some of the border mixed up. I detach the tree and focus on working from the bottom up. Slowly but surely the giraffe is coming into view. The tiger is halfway there, the cheetah is missing two pieces. My organized piles intersect the further I get.