A psychologist would probably say that a grid suggests a desire for order, for some sort of control over the randomness of life. One of the notable features of life is that anything can happen at any time, and some of those events can really knock you sideways. Time is a kind of grid, where we order our life and make sense of things. Each square a little bite-sized piece of news to digest.
So patchwork is a kind of grid, too. An attempt to put things together in some sort of order. Today we’re trying to make sense of some bad news that leaves my husband’s family reeling. Time will help us to do that.