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, August 22, 2013

Interwoven (Samuel Jones- Bastrop, LA)

A braid.
That is my latest representation of the whole fate vs. free will thing. Think about it: At the very end of a braid, you have numerous individual follicles. No one even counts them, there are so many. Then, as you go higher up, those follicles are gathered together into three, better defined, "cords." Though very separate, these cords are in very close proximity to one another. They touch. They weave together and they form a pattern. And as you follow that pattern, though those cords (and consequently the follicles that make them up) were so apparently different, you are lead back to the scalp. Literally, the head honcho.
When I sit down and think about it, I think we as individuals are the follicles. We are made up of our spirits, emotions, and attachments. And as we move about our lives, the people we meet and the situations that we encounter are the cords. Cords are made up of our environments, social circles, and everyday lives. I see the scalp as God. I mean, the scalp is where all things eventually connect, right? And the braid, itself, is the journey we all take as an individual that slowly blends us with All Things That Exist.

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