phoenix of stone / phoenix di pietra / phoenix de piatră is easily the truest expression of a fundamental flaw in human communication.
I am a wordy person – my blog makes this clear – yet I almost hate to add to it because it is stripped down to a certain beauty. I will say only this. We base ALL communication on an assumption of mutually agreed upon meanings and understandings. More often than not, these assumptions are false, and increasingly often – especially in or technological world (no I am not on Facebook) – we are allowing these meanings to be created for us leaving even less truly understood.