“Tears were sliding down from behind the half-moon spectacles into the long silver beard, and the pride and the gratitude emanating from him filled Harry with the same balm as the phoenix song.” ─ Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
A simple life. The egg & bird represent one's soul. The story is about one's soul maturing into a full-grown bird which resembles a Phoenix. The Phoenix symbolizes rebirth. So when your body perishes, your soul leaves the body and will be reborned.