The red cover shows an elegant Swan Gondola, probably somewhere in Italy, possibly Venice.
Open to see a 3-D scene of a romantic couple embracing in the gondola.
- Take me to your Leda!
- The smile of lovers is gondola of their desire. ~Charles de Leusse
- Love is the only two player game in which both players can win.
- The bravest thing men do is love women.
- The heart has its reasons, of which reason knows nothing.
- If love is the answer, could you rephrase the question? ~Lily Tomlin
The Swan carries messages of love and relationships. Swans pair for a lifetime. When the swan glides upon the waters of our awareness, it might be a symbol of love, and a reminder of the blessings found in our relationships.
With a graceful countenance and the tendency to mate for life, the swan has been a symbol of seduction and romance since Zeus and Leda conceived Helen of Troy.
To see or ride in a Swan Gondola in your dream refers to romance, fantasy, and idealistic love. Things are going well in your relationship.
This is a card for romance, weddings, a seduction, for young lovers, for dreamers. For a honeymoon.
A sudden blow: the great wings beating still
Above the staggering girl, her thighs caressed
By the dark webs, her nape caught in his bill,
He holds her helpless breast upon his breast.
~ W. B. Yeats, Leda and the Swan
Oprah’s Book Club recommends The Swan Gondola, by Timothy Schaffert, “A lush and thrilling romantic fable about two lovers, set against the scandalous burlesques, midnight séances, and aerial ballets of the 1898 Omaha World’s Fair.”
See also: Romantic Carriage Ride pop up card.