A story of the Phoenix tree and the traveller

the Phoenix tree says, all day long  my only preoccupation is to prepare a comfortable shade for the travellers so they would rest against me when they are tired

the traveller says, ' but you are fixed in your roots- do you not desire freedom as the birds in the sky? ?

the Phoenix tree says, ' real freedom is realised once you know no one  belongs to you , and you belong to no one.

a short story told to me by my friend Gianni, when I was fourteen. Forty four years later, I found that Phoenix tree( perhaps in my heart ) while travelling in London this time.

Am I the Phoenix tree or the traveller?

Thank you, Father Johnny, Gianni.

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