a poetical response following close observation: pebbles for rivers of stones
I know this feeling that you describe so well - even worse with crossword puzzles when the answer flies out of the mouth as the pause button jams.
I know that feeling - but I also hate it when people try to do my jigsaws. Mmm. Time I got one out to play with, I think.
It's one I bought for my husband - probably the first ever in 45+ years - and I have never had to restrain myself before - but I too hate anyone else interfering so behave myself. But if I wasn't writing I'd have to get one for myself to do.