“The missing piece sat alone, waiting for someone to come along and take it somewhere.” Silverstein tells (or rather draws) the tale of a lonely little wedge that dreams of finding a big circle into which it will fit perfectly, so that together they can roll along and travel to somewhere new.
Many shapes come along, but none are quite right.
The missing piece tries everything to get noticed: it makes itself more attractive; it tries to be flashier — but that only scares some of the shapes away and leaves it ever lonelier
How do you fit with others? Friends, partners, God?
The Rev’d Dr. Anna Wallis – Associate Priest at Huddersfield Parish Church