Have you ever watched someone knot a carpet? It requires meticulous handwork by the weaver who needs to pick the right threads in the right colours and place the knots carefully and evenly so that an image is created.
Only after several hours of work parts of the final picture can be recognised.
This process is similar to life, since we also aim to create certain life images by utilizing our talents. Sometimes we can only later recognise the important role a person or situation played in our life thus far, and a specific part of the bigger motif becomes clear.