I know everyone has heard the phrase, “Out with the old and in with the new.” There are times when something does not live up to its purpose, being out-of- date, too slow, or the cost of repairs cost more than a newer model. Before tossing, remember there is another saying, “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” There are times too when something old can provide new or additional meaning to develop ideas to move forward. Could it be that creative ideas are recycled, and the enduring ideas over time had more to offer than a product?
I needed some ideas and started searching through old pictures taken with an older camera. I was one of those folks that thought a newer camera would give me better pictures, so to speak. I was amazed at what I found. With the matter of angles and lighting, I had done pretty well with that old camera, but what I discovered, I had captured some memorable times with family and friends.
What I discovered was I have those moments when I get caught up in the product, the achievement, the competition of the matter and forget the purpose, the results, and the reward of the moment. There are so many sayings posted today giving excellent advice to slow down, absorb your surroundings, and appreciate right now, before it’s gone in a second.
I think, those creative ideas that I search for to complete a project, to improve a skill, or enhance productivity are stimulating motivators to pursue a dream, but there needs to be a balance with the old that helped and supported the foundation to carry on the weight of the new. There needs to be several pillars of support that treasure each moment of the creative journey of life.
It may be a theory in time,
Accomplishments in history,
A dream in each season,
A way of life to learn,
Meant to be developed,
Its value to be respected,
An endless journey to behold,
To one another, passed on, it’ll grow.
- Reuse, Repurpose, Recycle (clubcreativestudio.wordpress.com)