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Living Arrows 2017 2/52

“You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth”. His first Cyclocross race at 4 years old.

The Living Arrows project took it’s name from a poem by Kahlil Gibran, “You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth”.

Every week, I shall be posting a photo taken the week before and I can’t wait to see the collection at the end of the year. 

My photo from week 2:





Technically, this isn’t the best photo, I’m more than aware of that, but it was a quick, in the moment photo that can’t ever be repeated. 

Bear, at 4 years old, found the courage to take part in a Cyclocross race. The race was for under 8′ s and despite him being very tall for his age, he was one of the smallest and possibly the youngest child taking part.

He was amazing. His strength of courage astounded me. I barely held back the tears as I was so proud of him. He raced 4 laps of a course that had a road sprint with a sharp left that took him off-road with a short, steep hill. He had to get off his bike, lift it over an obstacle, continue up the hill, then find his way down a slippery hill with a right turn, sometimes in a bit of a funnel neck of other riders, and then back off his bike to push it up a hill before hopping back on for a bit more off-road and then onto the road sprint and the beginning of the next lap.

I don’t know what position he finished in and to be honest, I don’t care. He loved it and had a fabulous experience. My little love.

Thanks for reading,








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  1. Oh my gosh! You must be so proud – and I love the photo, even with the necessary blur it adds to it, really capturing the moment. What an amazing experience! x

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