But who’s walking the “Retrograde Road”?
And why that name?
“Retrograde” means “to move backwards” — or, in this particular case, “to be facing backwards”. The “road” is a metaphor for my progress, how far I’ve come, and how much further I’ve yet to go — in terms of my creative output, yes, but also my sensibilities, my growth as a person, the progression of my life in general...
It means to move forward while not forgetting to look back. To carve out a future while remembering and cherishing the past. To make the most of the present so it can later be another memory to look back on fondly. And if you’re moving forward while facing backwards, that is “moving in retrograde”, in a way.