A Story

A Story

In this unique version of the story, the Phoenix Bird is very beautiful and lives alone in the desert. It is so shy and reclusive, that no one has ever seen it. It is over a thousand years old and so far, has not ever uttered a sound in its entire life. It walks wherever it goes, never flying anywhere. It is multi-colored with a golden body and tail, iridescent green wings and a brilliant red crest on its head. It has clear and shining eyes of blue, and its beak is strong and ends with a sharp point. The claws on its feet are like mirrors, which reflect everything that it stands upon from an upside-down viewpoint. It eats no food and drinks nothing but dew, and it sleeps all night long with its eyes open. It has become very weary from living on and on, and is about to commence the construction of a nest, where it will leave its egg behind, and fly away with a cry that opens up the mountains, making the earth shake and creating stormy weather. The Voice of the Phoenix Bird will be heard in the music of the wind. This is the day that the great Phoenix Bird, which will save the world from the clutch of darkness, is consumed by the Cosmic Flame of Fire, leaving nothing behind but a pile of ashes. Finally the fiery bird rises from its own ashes, renewing its destiny to reclaim what belongs to it, in a symbolic representation of the setting and rising of the sun. As Life begins again, and Hope is reborn, there are many who dismiss this story as a myth. Yet there are some who believe in the Legend of the Phoenix Bird, and even now work for the Phoenix’s return.