There is a fireworky sparkly dimension to this that speaks more of excitement than burning to me. But it's not exciting excitement, if that makes sense, because the fresh green within the fireworky pattern is like bamboo. Which is calming. What also catches my eye is the fire stopping at the top of the head rather than being all-engulfing. So, to make a long story short, I feel this as a calming image, as contrary as that may seem. Of course I love it.