“What is your ‘Eighty-one Patchwork Quilts Theory’, Colm?” I’m glad you asked…

The week is a perfect patch in the fabric of life, every week being exactly the same size and shape; seven days, twenty-four hours, one hundred and sixty-eight hours in total. But every week is different in texture, tone and colour, some lighter, some darker, some fuller, some less so, some stressful, some joyful. Imagine fifty-two of them sewn together into a wonderfully beautiful, individual, unique patchwork quilt representing one year of your life.

In this archive episode of “Coffee with Colm” I take that imagery and expand it to cover the eighty-one years of life that someone on this side of the world is expected to enjoy on average.

Our youngest turns 21 this weekend! And we find ourselves asking, as many parents do, “How did that happen?” If you are like us, you may agree that some days seem to drag, but the years fly by! Her coming of age is why my ‘Eigthy-one Patchwork Quilts Theory’ is forefront in my mind and I thought we should revisit it.

Eighty-one Patchwork Quilts is all you have; how many are already discarded, taken off the bed of your life? What were they like? How many have you left? What would you like them to be like?

Our youngest has sixty; I pray they will be exceptional!

You know the drill, I invite you to stick on the kettle, grab a coffee and think with me for a few minutes in your preferred way…

Listen to the podcast here.

Watch the captioned video below…


Stay well, stay in touch and pop in again next week for another ‘Coffee with Colm’.

Yours Truly

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