The name, Crossing Arrows, was chosen after years of reflection on a poem written by Kahlil Gibran:
Your children are not your children.
They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself.
They come through you but not from you,
And though they are with you, yet they belong not to you.
You may give them your love but not your thoughts.
For they have their own thoughts.
You may house their bodies but not their souls,
For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow,
which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.
You may strive to be like them, but seek not to make them like you.
For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.
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.
I wanted our children’s clothing line to reflect the significance of these beautiful young individuals being arrows and we as parents are the stable bows in which the arrows are sent forth. The actual symbol, crossing arrows, is commonly interpreted as the symbol for friendship. We felt it fit perfectly with our brand's purpose considering we not only want girls to be individuals, but we believe strong friendships are so important in the pursuit of taking risks, being courageous and being fearless in the pursuit of what sets their soul on fire. Out of this, Crossing Arrows was born.
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