I am inquisitive by nature. I want to know all the why’s and why not’s of things. I was never allowed to voice an opinion or ask questions as a kid. I was raised under the rule of “Children are to be seen and never heard.” Hear me now! I want to know things!
*For example- The Phoenix. Why are people drawn to the imagery or lore of this creature? So I asked my very close friend, Google, why this is.
With a bit more research it became clearer and clearer. Almost like I got new glasses cuz I can’t see what is sitting right in front of me.
The phoenix symbolizes immortality, resurrection, and life after death. Even today, a person who makes a comeback after suffering a crushing defeat is said to have risen like a phoenix out of their own ashes. The legends attached to the Phoenix makes it a good example for anything to do with survival and strength. It’s a tale of pulling yourself out of the rubble you created and rebuilding.
I think I’m getting the idea. It’s all about growing from the bruises life will happily hand you and rising up to surpass the doubts of the world around you.
Hmm, I guess it isn’t that hard to see why this creature is something people flock to (cuz it’s a bird…lol…no?) Lame.
I can claim the title of Phoenix. Most can if they really look at the lowest moments in their lives and compare it to where you are today. I have laid in a hospital bed on 4 different occasions counting stitches and staples (There were a lot.) wondering if…I will walk…I will die. Each time I killed off that part of me and came back a little bit stronger than I did the last time. Now, I’m not looking forward to ever doing it again, um…nope. But I will if I have to. I will burn and rebuild a new me out of the ashes and grow again.
I get it now. I get the imagery. I get the symbolism. I understand the power behind the idea. The Phoenix is a badass and so am I.
***See what happens if you are curious enough to look something up. Learning is a lifetime journey. You should never stop opening your mind to new ideas. You don’t have to like everything you learn. It’s like food- you will never know if you do or don’t like sushi if you never try it. Open your mind and read a book. Be curious and become friends with Google, your local librarian, and someone who is as curious as you are.
Until next time boys and girls…
Find joy. Be joy. Enjoy.