A year ago today eleven men lost their lives in the tragic explosion on the Horizon rig in the Gulf of Mexico. What followed, was months of waiting for a solution to a problem whose effects are still unknown. Down here on the coast, we hope and pray for a day where oil will not pollute the sacred waters that surround our shores. We need barrier islands to protect us from the storms and we need oysters and shrimp to nourish our souls. That is how we live. We can live with one as long as we have the other.
Today I reminded of our dear friend Lisa. There is no one whose voice cried out louder than hers to do something. To act. To speak out. She embodied what it is to be someone who loves life along the coast. she made this crisis real for all of us who could not get close enough to understand. I wish she was here now to provide us with her perspective as we look back on the events that occurred one year ago today.
Imagine a world without blue herrings
And brown pelicans
An green gators