By bowing she is inside the art of humility - meeting all conflict with truth. When we really listen to ourselves the world around us becomes much lighter.
Ascending is about rising above the darkness to gain full perspective. Truth sheds light on dark corners. She (representing any one of us) bows in humble prayer. In a place of silence - listening to God instead of talking. By doing so the "hidden" lies surrounding her become clear and coherent.
The horrors behind her are bubbling to suffocate the light that seeks to expose all colors for what they are. These are not forgotton, the harshness of the lives we have lived weren't meant for that. Instead, those memories flow behind her (represented by her hair) as a subtle reminder.
Atrocities faced and put to proper perspective within a higher order of natural law can transform darkness into a rainbow that human eyes have yet to see.
She has no intention of giving up or giving in, she simply listens in reverence hearing all the whispers through the dark cloud that swirls her into its melodic beat, weaving the tapestry of all time within the sacred corners of her mind to come to the most peaceful of all resolutions.