If your knowledge of fire has been turned to certainty by words alone, then seek to be cooked by the fire itself. Don't abide in borrowed certainty. There is no real certainty until you burn; if you wish for this, sit down in the fire.
Gotta give a plug to the highly talented photographer, Bryan Fenstermacher, out of Columbus, Ohio. He took the photos of Barack Obama I posted a couple months ago, as well as the ones above. You can learn more about him, and his work here.