I really wanted to name this one Row, short for Arrow…an image that is very powerful to me. Without being pulled backwards, it cannot move forward in motion.
Also, b/c I love what the Prophet Khalil Gibran says about Children and how we, as parents, are the Archers and our children are the arrows we set in motion.
You are the bows from which your children
as living arrows are sent forth.
The archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite,
and He bends you with His might
that His arrows may go swift and far.
Let your bending in the archer’s hand be for gladness;
For even as He loves the arrow that flies,
so He loves also the bow that is stable.
But he is Lowe and he’s perfect.