“Couer d’or” is actually the name of my rowing boat (single scull). It means ‘heart of gold’ in french, but means many things to me. Couer means ‘heart’ and is the root of the word courage. The “Heart of Gold” is a spaceship in the book “Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” (Douglas Adams) with an Infinite Improbability Drive (which works on the premise that if you can calculate the probability of something, no matter how improbably, you can make it happen). ‘or’ is a play on words with ‘oar’ (rowing), and ‘ore’ (mining) and the obvious meaning ‘gold’. It’s about having strength of heart and courage to strive for improbable things.
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