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.


Thursday, May 9, 2013

How to Settle a Restless Soul (Rachel Jackson [Perry]-Lafayette, LA)


"How to Settle a Restless Soul"

First:

You must submit
To your need to wander.

Go out.
Go far.
See castles.
Meet gypsies/hobos.
Admire landscapes.
Sleep on corners.
Walk a foreign shore.
Eat a foreign fruit.
Experience enchantment.
Experience discomfort.

When your soul has been shaken up enough
Inside this snow globe called life
Set the snow globe down for a while
And watch it all swirl towards the bottom.


Second:

Once you've wondered around a bit
Go back home.

Adopt a dog.
Sit on the porch.
Plant a garden.
Find a long-term lover.

Fill the garden with vegetables you could eat everyday,
And make the lover a homegrown one from some local farm.

Leave the snow globe on the table for a while
And notice that without all those specks flying around
The little village inside appears quite agreeable.

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