::: ‘Temple of Grace’ by Gilles Bonugli Kali :::
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I don’t usually take pictures at Burning Man, with a few very specific exceptions. I like the challenge of letting go of visual control, of diving into the moment, of embracing the knowledge that many of the things I see will fade in my mind without any record. There’s a beauty, for me as a visual artist, in this discipline.
I was on second temple guardian shift of Tuesday night/Wednesday morning at this year’s burn when I realized I needed to make another exception. So I give you the Temple of Grace at Sunrise.
Here’s some fantastic news for your Friday: On Thursday, the California Senate unanimously approved a new bill that defines sexual consent as a firm “yes” rather than a lack of “no.”
This is a big win for anti-rape activists, many of whom have been touting the necessity of an “affirmative consent” standard for years. California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) has the next month to sign the bill into law. If he does, schools across the state would be required to define consent before engaging in sexual activity as an “affirmative, conscious, and voluntary agreement” or risk losing state financial aid funding.
Autocorrect just turned “bicurious” into “bi utopia.” Tell me more about your plans for this planet’s future, autocorrect. Tell me more.— thefourthvine (@thefourthvine) August 20, 2014