I believe that things happen for a reason. Life is like a puzzle. Each piece purposefully being added one at a time. Each piece connecting to another to form a section of a grander picture. This beautiful artwork is one of the pieces of Melinda's life puzzle. Melinda is an artist. She created a collection of art that reflected the political atmosphere of the American involvement in Afghanistan. Throughout the process, she researched mounds of information about Afghanistan, the people, the history, and the culture. Prior to building her granddaughter's little free library, she was unknowingly laying the foundation for the Afghan Book Collection Project by forming a connection to Afghanistan and a passion for the needs of the Afghan people. So Melinda's Little Free Library puzzle piece connected to her Afghanistan Art Project puzzle piece to form a section of Melinda's life puzzle, the Afghan Book Collection Project. So cool!