To break down into components.
Its a big word.
Deconstruction cuts across the threads of life in so many ways.
Tearing down the set after the last performance of a play - paving the way for the next production.
That abandoned department store that has been left unoccupied for so many years, dismantled to pave way for something new.
Emptying a room in preparation for a remodel.
Packing it all up - getting ready to start over somewhere else.
Figuring out how to rearrange your life in the absence of a loved one.
There are two sides to deconstruction.
The sense of loss and missing that comes along with leaving something behind.
On the other side, there may be feelings of anxiousness jumbled up with the anticipation that comes along with facing what lies ahead.
Change is inevitable.
We can't hold on to what was forever. Maybe, the best we can do is figure out how to help the process along so that we are ready for "what comes next".
Sometimes, the old must be deconstructed to make way for the new.
On a lighter note, I bring you this week's French Fridays with Dorie selection in its deconstructed form.
Yes, one of the simplest recipes in the book and I still couldn't bring myself to follow the directions. Sigh.
Chopped cucumbers and tomatoes. A mound of fresh, creamy cottage cheese. Wedges of still warm, crunchy toast.
It reminded me of the food of my childhood. As the Culinary Kid and I picked the components off the plate, I kind of felt like I was five again. The cucumbers went first. The tomatoes, well... we won't talk about that. (Sorry Mom, I still have a hard time eating raw tomatoes.)
I had some kind of mental block about placing all of those items on top of a piece of bread. However, Culinary Kid scooped up her cottage cheese with the toast - so I guess the whole toast/ cottage combo isn't as weird as I thought it was.
On a totally unrelated note...here is what is on the in-process & just finished reading list: The Peach Keeper and The Girl Who Chased the Moon by Sarah Addison Allen (really liked them both), Summerland by Elin Hilderbrand (like) and Keeping Faith by Jodi Picoult (it took me a while to get into it, but I am starting to like this one too). Up next: Wild by Cheryl Strayed and Dark Places by Gillian Flynn.
This post participates in French Fridays with Dorie.