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You've enlightened me with a great new word. "Re-fire-ment". :) You give your reader much to think about. Thanks!
This is a very well written story. I enjoyed learning a new word, and seing a very thought provoking message on what retirement could/should really mean.
Nicely written and you described it the way I feel also.

May God Keep Blessing you greatly.
C, I agree with the way you look at retirement. It most definitely gave me a chance to refire my creative engine and spend more time doing the thing I most enjoy doing...writing. And I love your word coinage of "refirement.
You speak the truth. Unfortunately, many of us do work in "jobs" just to pay the bills, not because we love doing it. I envy the people who get paid to do something they love.

Most people dread being laid off from work, but I was laid off in Nov. '09 after 38 years of work (at many places of employment). I am loving the longest break I've had since I was 12 years old. It gives me a chance to focus on some writing as well, and most importantly having time with my lovely wife.