A View From The Gap: Some Assembly Required

We’ve all received the box, stamped “Some assembly required,” full of the parts wrapped individually; the connecting hardware bagged separately, the instructions neatly folded. While we know what the end product will be, we often feel at a complete loss about where to start first, and the instructions often intimidate if not downright confuse. But we muddle through, line up the parts, and begin to see how it all fits together and suddenly arrive at that moment of clarity when we say to ourselves “Okay, we can do this,” get focused and get to work.

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