Fumes are gases formed from evaporative or combustion sources. Fumes are generated when a material reaches it's boiling point and volatilizes. Different materials have different boiling points.
Fumes can be harmful to one's health. They can be toxic. Fumes can permeate through a material because of its fluidity. Enter through the pore spaces, escape through cracks. Fumes can be a deadly but silent killer.
When I'm angry or resentful, I say that I'm fuming. I have no idea how to deal with my resentment except maybe it deals with love, trust and forgiveness. these are just words on the page that i can give cognitive definitions for but in real life and practice i have a hard time with it.
So I'm gonna try to find the engineering examples of how to deal with fumes. Just some thoughts:
Carbon adsorption ===> earth
Wet scrubbers ===> water
Turbulent combustion ===> fire
Filters ====> Air and earth
The problems with all of these methods of controlling fumes is that they are not perfect. They come with risks, in and of themselves.
Karmaghna posted an interesting story about spud collecting.
It got me thinking about the fact that potatoes are so common and so are fumes. Fumes grow like potatoes, they're common and you cannot prevent it.
You just gotta figure out a way to prevent them from permeating and poisoning your life, acknowledging that they will happen, recognize them for what they are (silent) and do what you can to prevent them getting out of hand. Easier said then done.
No! Its got to do with something about the boiling point. Maybe the boiling point is a metaphor for negative and positive energy? Prevent the material from volatilizing? "Do no harm" stuff?
No answer right now. Just trying to Work through it. I did make a big step today on forgiveness. Hopefully, its the start I need. I think it was.
As an addendum to this post, I had one of those home "drama" moments immediately following my first post of this particular post and instead of dealing with it thru resentment, i dealt with it with kindness, care and love.