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That’s Not Something You Think Every Day #15

December 26, 2023

Remember that puzzle Ken and I did last year? The one with the missing piece?

I’m sure my mom is still having a good laugh up in heaven about that.

Here’s another one I inherited from her that we just finished. Well, except for that one piece, of course.

I can just see her going through all her boxes of puzzles—knowing she didn’t have long on this earth—taking one piece out of each box and putting them in the recyle bin, laughing to herself, “Hee hee, just wait until the kids try to do these…best practical joke ever.”

About Marie de Haan

Marie is a gifted pianist, playing since the age of nine. As a teenager, she composed mainly instrumental piano music. She released her powerful debut single, “I Am Broken,” on October 22, 2020, a song whose creation drew heavily upon the trauma she endured as a victim of childhood sexual abuse. Marie held a benefit concert on September 10, 2021, in Skagit County. A portion of the proceeds went to CrossRoads Youth Ranch; this local organization—through equine therapy—empowers “at-risk and sexually exploited youth to heal, grow, and thrive.” She has continued to write music: Christian, folk, and country. Marie loves hiking, gardening, and photography. The Pacific Northwest—where she lives with her husband—is the backdrop for her favorite activities.