The blue couch is a metaphor for the relationships I create in my life. And it’s an invitation to sit down, chat and learn about others. I started this blog and named it deliberately as a vehicle to explore all the types of relationships I have: with my children, with my fiancé, with friends, co-workers, prospective employers, people from my past, absolute fucking strangers. And I believe that relationships with the world outside of ourselves (and, as it happens, inside) contribute to our satisfaction or our dismay with our lives.
Here’s the post that describes how I came up with the blue couch: https://christianrward.wordpress.com/2012/03/22/the-exact-moment-of-inspiration/