What do YOU think of, I wonder, when you hear the word deconstruction?! I think of what's happening to this barn near our house here in Atlanta. It's being torn down, board by board. De-constructed. But not exactly what I'd call being destroyed, oddly. Taken apart. And in the process, you get to see what's there, something you didn't quite see before.
I introduced you to Ruth (my "little" sister) and her new blog, Synchronizing, back in Februry. Not too long ago I introduced her as one of the "step-sisters" in my family. You can safely say I'm downright proud of her! Now let me introduce you to her newest blog, Paris Deconstructed.
Now she trumps herself! She is in the process of "deconstructing" Paris as a business hobby (soon to be full-time??!!). As she says, it's "travel coaching," for a city that defies description and imagination.
It also sometimes defies getting your hands around, as was the case with Donica and me. We kept putting it on our back burner to see "some day." To be honest, we didn't know how to tackle it. It seemed too big, too arrondissement-ed, too sophisticated, too ritzy, too too too...whatever!
Until, that is, we got the bright idea to fly Ruth over with us in October of 2004 and then again with her husband, Don, in April last year in exchange for her coming up with a day-by-day schedule and tour-guiding us through the city.
Omigod! If it's food you want, or history, or art, museums, literature, bridges, architecture, the wars, you-name-it...or all of the above...you've got it. In easily, deconstructed bites that are manageable for chewing on!
Her ideas for a business are mind-boggling. She LOVES Paris. She wants YOU to love Paris like she does. And she will help you! If it's not being your real tour guide, she'll be your virtual guide, coming up with your day-by-day plan for whatever interests you. She knows Paris like the back of her hand and so can deconstruct it the way you need it. In fact, she came up with an incredible, comprehensive questionaire we had to fill out separately before she came up with her plan for us. Custom-tailored!
She already has her web domain. She already has the know-how, the guts, the energy, the pizzazz and entrepreneurial spirit. She'll do it and when she does, watch out. Paris will never be the same!
Sisters get to boast like this. Sisters get to pop their buttons. And usually sisters know what they're talking about!