Keep Your Head To The Sky

Starting November 14, we will be stargazing for 14 days. Please stay tune to this page for further updates.

5 thoughts on “Keep Your Head To The Sky

  1. Last night was the first night of the ” Keep Your Head to The Sky Project. I have recorded my comments on my Koko Writes Page on Facebook. Three people have joined me. Sister Jimmye, Sister Charlotte, and Sister Dominique. Please join us as we sky gaze, diverting our attention from the land to a consideration of celestial phenomena. I am going to publish the impressions that we make of the sky in an electronic publication. Please send me a digital picture of yourself, or give me the permission to use one from Facebook if you are one of my Facebook friends and a brief biographical or life statement, and I will include you in the publication.

  2. My name is Celeste and I live in New Orleans, LA. I am a former student of Mama Koko. I have a BA in French, MA in Romance Languages, and an MA in Teaching. I am currently taking a break from my Ph.D. studies in International Education and working on my 3rd Masters in Educational Leadership. I am Navy veteran, multi-lingual and I consider myself to be traditional-modern-ecletic.I am a mother of one and a World Languages teacher (currently teaching French). Sometimes I feel I am caught between many things. I am working on a family home and love doing the research on it as well. Don’t know where I find the time to do all of this that I am doing, but I have to make it work.
    I’ve been out the country twice and would like to go a few more places with my child for the experience.
    I look forward to working with Mama Koko on this new and exciting adventure.

    1. New Orleans Sky Nov 27 2013
      Finally the sky cleared after a week of dreariness, clouds, and rain. A few stars walked with me tonight, illuminating the lavender sky. It’s early in the evening. Literally, it brightens my day. And now the stars form a line which will guide me to my mom in Alabama. My so who is reading is now sounding ou5 words and reading as I type. He has been 6 for 24 hours ans followed me outside to see what I was looking at in the sky. it’s cold (for new orleans standards) and the wind is pretty high. I’m just happy the sky is clear for me to gaze at the stars and see my directional guide to my mom.

      1. I can’t believe that Zaire is that old, wow. Congrats. Thanks for holding it down for the NO, you definitely have represented. You have such a poetic sensibility. I look forward to your report tonight. Mama Koko

  3. i-10 Skies November 28-30, 2013
    Driving along I-10 from New Orleans to Mobile, AL brings so many memories, even though I drive this route all the time. As a driver, it’s hard to see the stars sometimes. Once I get out of the “city limits”, the stars are more vibrant. When I am a passenger, I often think about the one time I saw a shooting star. And it’s this memory that I am reminded of as I drive through Mississippi. The darker it gets outside, the more stars I am able to see. The backdrop of stars seem to cast a map to another world; as if I can just drive my car into space… As I arrive to my mother’s house, it’s rather hard for me to see the stars amongst all the trees. So I have to cross the street and stand over by the Lutheran Church and School to see them (the stars) in an open field. Most of the stars appear as a huge cluster. Some are small, tiny diamonds in the sky, while others are large and bright. I always locate the northern star and think of so many things- Jesus, the Underground railroad and other slave freedom routes (ironically while In Alabama), and of course shooting/falling stars. I also think of that scene from the Lion King, where Mustapha tells Simba that the stars are their ancestors (something to that effect). And it makes me wonder if a shooting star or a falling star is that ancestor returning to earth…

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