Moving isn’t a human condition; it’s a requirement.
Our hearts beat on average 108,000 times a day. We blink 28,000 times each take, and every day take 17,280 breaths. Our bodies are our ecosystems and our gardens – and our movements enable us to get stronger each and every day.
As we grow, we move more. In our lifetime our activity curve increases and reaches a pinnacle – before slowly descending until we reach the time when we’re sitting on a park bench, dreaming of the nostalgia of days gone by.
The journey to creating our nostalgia library is a long one. Memories formed by every step and every action, our eyes and ears capturing those moments, we play back these memories time and time again. The walks in the park; our first love; the trees losing their leaves on a windy day; the smell of the earth as a storm approaches; the endless days and the star filled nights.
Our bodies are taking us there and our memories are replaying those moments, locking them in to our hearts and minds.
We move and create indelible moments: the bicycle rides, the endless walks, the sunrises and sunsets. The world has travelled with us on our journey, our bodies carrying us there.
We move to become active. It’s the act of participating or being engaged in an activity in a positive or spontaneous way, rather than a passive one.
So positive or spontaneous, being active brings happiness. It engages us in all the things around us; it’s an act of selfless emotion, a release of who we are and what we will become, a journey to build, a pleasure to capture, how we build our library of memories.
We all have it within us.
We were born to move, to become active, to live life in happiness and grow older and become nostalgic. Our map is drawn and route laid out.
Our activities leave footprints and memories of where we’ve been. Nostalgia is built and history handed down to the next generation, all because from our very first day on earth we started to move, creating a journey.