I had so many names in mind when I started out, but none of them seemed quite right. They were too stuffy or too girly or too pompous or silly. I'd think of one and quickly discard it, running out of ideas right and left. When we found the right one, though, everything fell into place.
I was in the middle of a brainstorming session with my husband when we started talking about Eve, the mother of all living. Whether you are religious or not, it's a great story of a strong woman making choices that affected her ability to have children and gain the knowledge necessary to progress. I have always loved the idea of Eve; she is a symbol of strong, courageous, curious womanhood--what I think every woman has the opportunity to live up to.
The image of the apple, sliced through the middle with the seeds in a star shape, hearkens back to my childhood when my mother used to run an in-home preschool. She would always tell the kids a story about "a star hidden inside a little red house with no doors and no windows," then slice the apple open at the end to reveal the elusive star hidden inside. As a small child, I thought it was pure magic. Something so beautiful, hidden right under our noses! If we hadn't been shown it existed, we probably would have never known. We would always go on slicing our apples like everyone else, seeing nothing but seeds that serve no purpose. It's overly sentimental to me, I suppose, because I remember my mother telling me the story, but it's also a beautiful parable for the difference knowledge can make.
And, of course, there's the plain fact that an appleseed is a seed, with the potential to grow into another apple tree of its own. It represents fertility in and of itself.
My hope is that this website and blog will be a source of knowledge and accurate information any woman who wants to know more about their fertility. I have a lot of great ideas I can't wait to share with you!
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