Magma that breaks through Earth's surface to become lava will depressurize, perhaps boil, certainly thicken, and cool swiftly.
We've seen examples of bubbles trapped in lava. But now I want to draw your attention to the texture of the rock around the bubbles. Typically it is 'stony', as in flat and dull in appearance, although there may be some sharp-edged crystals mixed in.
Imagine a pile of flour next to a pile of rice. The flour is fine-grained. You can't distinguish the individual bits. The rice is coarse-grained. You have no problem seeing the individual grains.
Magma erupted at the Earth's surface will cool and thicken quickly. Millions and millions of tiny silicate mineral grains will attempt to grow simultaneously, only to be defeated as the mobility of their constituent atoms is cut off by rapid cooling. This effect is worsened by the loss of "juicy" components like water, which escape into the atmosphere, rather than helping atoms arrange themselves into crystals.
We can mimic this effect by boiling down a solution of laundry borax in water. Millions of borax crystal grains are forced to grow simultaneously, while the watery medium feeding them evaporates away. Notice the flat, fine-grained, almost glassy texture of the resulting solid:
We can mimic these conditions by letting the borax solution cool slowly over a few days. The watery solution stays liquid for a long time, allowing a relatively small number of borax crystal grains to grow into large sizes. Notice the clearly visible, coarse-grained texture of interlocking crystals:
In her mind, the "rock" has become a "record", a historical document with a message from the past.