"The whole World is secretly on fire. The stones burn, even the stones. They burn me. How can a man be still or listen to all things burning? How can he dare to sit with them when all their silence Is on fire?" Thomas Merton
The Phoenix is known by various names as a symbol of resurrection. When the Phoenix reaches the end of his life, it sets itself on fire, burning to ashes, then rises again to begins its life anew. It is believed that the legend came from the Orient and was adopted by Sun-worshipping Egyptian priests of Heliopolis, as an allegory of the Sun's daily setting and rebirth. Passed on to the Greeks and then the Romans, the legend of this wonderful supernatural creature has survived over the centuries.
It's late and i can't sleep because we're fighting ... again ... not because of us, but because of them. And here i am, lying in bed playing with the first thing you ever gave me. You don't know, you don't know that it gone from being my toy when i think of you and sit smiling mindlessly before me, to being the thing that i play with as tears stream down my face thinking about how much more i can take.