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Card: Swan
Date Folded: February 19, 2004
Number ATCs Released: 25
Cards Available: 24
Initial Card/Origami Available: NO

The swan is one of the classic bird shapes in origami (along with the crane). A swan symbolizes joy, long life, and loyalty. Swans are gorgeous birds that mate for life. Swan origami is traditionally elegant and simple. It does not involve a lot of folds - the beauty comes out of its simplicity.

This swan is shown during daylight hours, when it is out enjoying life. The flower is caught by that light and throws intricate shadows on the swan. The swan's paper is made of equally intricate pine-needle designs, giving a sense of hearty strong spirit to last through life's ups and downs. The designs almost fade away in the light of day - they are only seen in the shadow of the flower. Just like the strength of people, which might not be noticed during the happy, easy times, but which comes out in full force when things get rough.

The go stones on which the crane sits are well worn with time, but are white, smooth and comfortable. Sometimes the well worn sweater is far better than the new shirt still full of sharp angles.

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