Sunday, April 24, 2011


Is is Recreation, or Re-Creation.  Is it a hobby or a necessity.  It is becoming a beast on the field, or is it becoming a new you?  What does it take to re-create yourself?  Can you ever truly become something/someone new if you still do the same things?  If I still do the things that a teen does, then doesn't that make me a teen?  If I walk, and talk like a duck, doesn't that mean I can become a duck?  What if I wear feathers and tell everyone to call me Donald or Daffy?  Do we re-create ourselves on the outside, or does true recreation... re-creation happen from the inside out?  

Re-Creation or Recreation. 

If I could... add my own philosophy to this (if you have to say you are something, it is not apparent enough to be true), then saying you are new, is not good enough.  You have to actually be new, or you are, in fact, old... the same ol' old.  I never said I was anything but "just Joe."  If you tell me you are X, and you act like Y, what am I to think?  If you say you've always been Y, but had to act like X, then I've only known you in a lie.  Either way, there is no history for us to build on.  




  1. "When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me." - 1 Corinthians 13:11.

    With that being said, I think we all have a changeless core about us. Hopefully, we all mature and grow into the men and women we are meant to be... sadly, some people seem stuck in a certain age or time in their lives, trying to live out a fantasy that isn't meant to be.

    True "re-creation" to me is all about renewing and refreshing ourselves, taking time to reflect & rebuild our inner selves so we can go back out into the world and do the work we are called to do. For some people it is meditation; others it is art; I enjoy a good hike.

    Unfortunately, too many people believe that they can reinvent themselves, discarding parts of their past that don't suit their image like a pair or jeans that are out of style. What they don't realize is that they will be seen for who they are to the world, kind of like the emperor with no clothes.

    Good food for thought!

  2. "Like a pair of jeans..." I couldn't have said it better. In fact, i didn't Thank you for adding this in the comments. Sometimes I wonder if my jumbled thought-showers are coherent at all, then you make a comment like this and I know that at least one person is able to make sense of it. That's all i need to keep trying. ;-)