In Greek mythology, the legend of the Phoenix tells of a bird that cyclically goes up in flames, only to be born again, more powerful and vibrant than before. As wildfires burn violently in the hills, valleys, riverbeds and neighborhoods of San Diego, I envision the silhouette of the Phoenix, rising above the ash and ember, as a beacon of hope. We are the Phoenix.
We are the Phoenix, not only in that we will undoubtedly emerge from this fiery tribulation, but also in that we will emerge with a renewed sense of hope, gratitude, love, understanding, and strength. We are the Phoenix in that each time we go up in flames, amidst the sadness, terror, and ruin — together we are reborn.
Although the fires continue to burn, the Phoenix has already begun to rise from the flames. The Phoenix rises as dauntless emergency crews give themselves to protect and serve our community. The Phoenix rises as volunteers, journalists and…
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I really like your outlook. Very well said !
Well said! I have been following the news to see what is happening to our former home town. The emergency crews are above excellent for the work they do, for the sacrifices they make. Stay safe and we are praying for you all. The city will recover, and I could hear your Dad reporting and bringing a voice of peace and assurance in my memory.
That was beautiful. What a great writer u are.
Much needed, beautiful
message of inspiration and hope, thank you.
Very beautifully written. Thanks for Sharing.