The Louisiana Social Pledge

We pledge our allegiance to Louisiana. We will embrace what makes us and our state unique. Louisiana will be recognized as a leader and innovator of the New South. Many great leaders of the future will come from this state. And we will show both the media and politicians that we are smarter than them. We will no longer have our resources exhausted and our people used and left behind. We will work hard and play hard. We will protect each other. We will support each other. We pledge that we will do whatever we can to get these things in motion right now. We will no longer wait for a path to be cleared for us. We will clear the path ourselves. And we ain’t giving up easily. We will socialize in the real world just as well as we do on the internet…in hopes to organize ourselves effectively.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Movement of the Mind (Katherine Stelly Watson-Lafayette, LA)

How did I get here?
When I look at the blackness behind my eyes
I am brought to a different place.
The blackness and the color of my present perception are equally familiar.
It is as if I am made up of three oscillating moments
Playing the music of a life that is mine and others.
The blackness keeps the time of my most beautiful and colorful moments
So vivid in the blackness
The current moment is filled with color and question
It is the most real moment
But the most uncertain
It is the most confusing moment....
How did I get there?
A more comforting moment rests in the future
It flows to whatever rhythm I desire
It is driven by the two moments of blackness and reality
All three moments working together make up the movement of the mind.

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