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Heat and Passion: How Far Can a Metaphor Go?

I'm in Taos, New Mexico getting introduced to the Taos Plateau Volcanic Field. As I explore the rocks and learn how ignaceous rocks are formed I can't help but make a comparison between the human mind and the structure of the earth.

Under the crust of the earth is the fiery mantle. Temperatures so high that rock flows like water and condensese minerals so tightly that they get become a thin line within the flow. So that's where "veins" of ore come from!

Yet we humans often have a psychological crust, the surface we present to other people.  Below that crust flow our fiery passions.  If you hve an eating disorder you try to keep



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