The more that is shed that is outgrown and useless, the more room is created for the supreme pleasure of what actually fits. Tosha Silver
Nimble. It was several months ago I heard this word used as a way to describe life.
I was immediately intrigued. I decided not to read the dictionary meaning at first, choosing to consider my own interpretations of this word and what that may hold for me.
I imagined the stick people drawings my kids used to make. The unadorned, free figures dancing across the page.
As I stood in a pose at yoga I lifted my head to the heavens with lightness, while using my strength to ground me to the earth. I saw myself as lively, dynamic and flexible, enjoying life with a supple, healthy, well nourished body.
I looked around my home and the many possessions we have accumulated. Gorgeous pieces of furniture, rugs, lamps, TVs, fridges and even a pool table. My wardrobe bulging with clothes and the kids toy boxes over flowing. In our twenties and early thirties my husband and I worked hard to achieve this, to fill our home with so much of what we desired. Possessions that now seemed to wrap their tentacles around me, tugging on me, holding me here, pulling me back and keeping me captive to a past way of life.
I slowly caressed this word Nimble. I pictured a stripped back decor, a home relieved of the weight of excess. A home offering us comfort not indulgence. A home easily packed up and relocated, I sensed a new-found freedom to move.
The more I considered letting go of some stuff, the more I began to feel like my stick person romping her way though life, vivacious, involved, and sprightly.
I sat down at my computer, the place I so often create. I began to write, considering the dos and don’ts of blogging, I edited images while bogged down with the rights and wrongs of photography and then I broke some rules. I returned to the essence of creation, I released my grip on the controls and allowed my originality to spill out.
I was beginning to let go of the shackles holding me in this space.
This is the beginnings of Nimble.