Ashes and Snow - Feather to Fire
"The fate of all birds is to fall, but the phoenix is the only bird that transcends her own death... The fate of man is to fall, but some find a way to transcend their deaths. In this brief moment on earth, they succeeded in singing their song. The list of human birds of phoenix is long… There are millions of men and women who are also birds of phoenix, whose stories are unknown... but whether they are known or unknown, man or elephant, all phoenixes share the same dance:
Feather to Fire
Fire to Blood
Blood to Bone
Bone to Marrow
Marrow to Ashes
Ashes to Snow."
"...what matters is not what is written on the page...
... what matters is what is written in the heart..."
("Ashes and Snow: A Novel in Letters", by Gregory Colbert)