As a big fan of nature, I dislike descriptions of volcanoes that include words like "fury" and "wrath." It's just nature, after all. I mean, if you watch a cooking show, you don't focus on the tragic destruction of all those little wheat seeds, do you? No, you just look forward to the deliciousness of the pastry! Why not take a positive spin on volcanoes? "Wow, look at all the new land that's being created! What an amazing thing to see!"
Below is one of my most beloved pictures of Vesuvius. No, I don't know the two people in the picture, they just happened to pose at the perfect time.
As previously mentioned, I'm a big fan of volcanoes, not the least of which is Mt. Vesuvius. Seeing that it's one of the defining symbols of Naples (where the hubby is from), we even had it on our wedding cake — complete with dry ice for steaming, eruption action. Awesome!