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Watch a video showing the discovery of exoplanets.  It's like watching the stars come out!  Vision-impaired folks, listen to the music: there are more notes as the exoplanets appear from 1992 to today.

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While looking for something else, I stumbled across an image of love as a type of quantum entanglement. That's the metaromantic pride flag in Terramagne-America.

The metaromantic flag has a black field with two red hearts, which are linked by red threads and surrounded by gray lines to show quantum entanglement. Metaromantic is an orientation of affection that transcends rigid definitions and may overlap multiple other orientations. Metaromantics tend to fall in love with souls, not bodies.

That got me thinking about what would make a metasexual pride flag. I coined the term years ago, but it didn't occur to me to think about a pride flag until I spotted the romantic version. So I thought of something, but there isn't an actual image of it.

The metasexual flag has a spectrographic background with the rainbow fading to black at each end to represent what lies beyond human perception. In the center it has a black outline of a tesseract. (Because the tesseract is a four-dimensional object drawn in two dimensions, it has multiple forms and all are considered correct. The most common ones look like a concentric cube or an eight-pointed star.) For purposes of flagmaking, the colors can be cut in vertical stripes with the tesseract appliqued on top, but the spectrographic version is more correct.  Metasexual is an identity and orientation that transcends categories and may overlap several others.  Metasexuals tend to feel attraction for souls rather than bodies.

Here's an example of the visible spectrum.  Ideally the red end would be on the left.  This one is flag-shaped but lacks the black ends.

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These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
Sunday Yardening
Website Updates
Poem: "What You Want to Express"
Lammas Ritual
Community Building Tip: New Baby
Coles County Fair
Friday Yardening
Poem: "A World Built from the Bottom Up"
Website Updates: The Big One
End of Summer Bingo Card 8-2-19
Thursday Yardening
Poem: "Say It Loud"
Emotional Intimacy Question: Perfect Day
Bingo
Poem: "What It Means to Me"
Read "Mist in the Maldives" by Curiosity
Hard Things


There will be a Poetry Fishbowl on Tuesday, August 6 with a theme of "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." I hope to see you then!


Poetry in Microfunding:

There are two open epics.

"Everyone Can Dance" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Shiv. Shiv realizes a possible catch in the plan.

"What Survives the Whole Process" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Fortressa. Penny has finalized the design of her new cargo pants.


The weather has been mild and dry here. Seen at the birdfeeders this week: a small flock of mourning doves, several house finches, several sparrows, and a pair of cardinals. Currently blooming: violas, petunias, pinks, marigolds, lantana, torenia, million bells, moss rose, firecracker plant, salvia, nasturtiums, gaillardia, clover, morning glories, butterfly weed, blackberry lilies, cup plant, yellow coneflower, bergamot, gladioli, partridge pea, red yarrow, coreopsis, Queen Anne's lace, thistle, naked lady lilies, and a bunch of other things. Crabapples and apples have green fruit.

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When Jews say Never Again, they mean it.  For everyone. 

ICE = Gestapo.  

Detainment of immigrants = concentration camps.

Union of government and business = fascism.

Remember that the Final Solution didn't start out  as mass murder.  But that is where things like this end up.  Dehumanizing people and saying they have no rights means pretending it's okay to do anything  to them.  But it's not.  It's evil.

If you ever read history books and think about what you would've done in the 1930s or 1940s ... do it now.

While there's still someone left.

What I do is what I always do.  I see what there is to be seen.  I speak the inconvenient truths.  I point out the beginnings of things.  I tell people where things are going.  So nobody can say, afterwards, that nobody noticed or protested.

What they do with that information is up to them.

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