Saturday, May 24, 2014

The Elephant in the Room

... is actually a pretty nice fellow. At least one little girl appears to know it.

This card usually depicts a conventional woman-man couple celebrating their union over a toast, presided over by a winged lion. Well, really, nothing is more boring than a young couple making goo-goo eyes at each other, and while I was able to find plenty of images of young Circus Couples, none of them brought anything really special to the table. 

And so here, a blazing sun replaces the lion, and the merry-go-round in the background represents the cyclical nature of harmonious affection. The bond shared by these two is as idealistic as they come, with no hidden agendas or conflicting aspirations.  Instead of toasting one another, they are looking ahead into a future that will doubtless bring Trouble and Strife on the winds... but for now, the world is balanced and at peace.

-- Freder