my thoughts: the the prefix re- means (roughly) to do again, or do over. so...what are we re-creating when we engage in re-creation anyways?
dictionary definition: Refreshment of one's mind or body after work through activity that amuses or stimulates; play.
so...one would be led to think that it is ourselves we are creating again. that only begs the question as to what state we are currently in to need to be recreated.