The arrow is the true symbol of “reaching one’s goal”, silent (szzzzzzzzz), fast and deadly. Someone with a pocket of arrows on his back seems very dangerous to us.
We imagine Robin Hood, the antique heroes like Aktaion, Achilles and Ulysses, Stevenson’s “The Black Arrow”, the natives of the south with their deadly arrows (curare!), medieval warriors and Olympic champions, Oliver Queen and his bow in the series “Arrow”….To shot an arrow you need inner tranquility, you need silence, you need Zen. You’ll have to be determined. You’ll have to reach your goal even before the arrow hits it.
The arrow of nowadays is the laser beam