i hide all the pain that i've gained with my wisdom
the phoenix is typically depicted as rising up from the flame in a blaze of glory. why is it that we never see the phoenix in his climb above the common flames to reach the upper layers of fire where he will find honor? how long had the phoenix been climbing before he reached a vantage point from which he could soar? does the phoenix dwell within every soul willing to make that final leap once they've climbed high enough?