I like the (term) „Lone Star State“. To me, it symbolizes Lonerism, still being an element, (but) with the potential to individuality, and the possibility to think of the following as life-given parallels (or as compatible union?): Individualism and abstract holism. [Concrete community is another experience realm.] A Loner’s nickname is given to the (abstract construction but also concretely inhabited) state of Texas. Is this justified? Can there be a state (of mind) which gives the imagination of peculiarity a practical meaning? Maybe we can think of it this way (or at least ‚as if‘). The one in a Union, a community of the nanny, manny, granny and fanny, sometimes up and sometimes swanny, states (of the Union). There is: Open range. Space for fears, but also Retreat and Guardedness through the wideness and dispersion etc.. (Plus) Some bodacious agglomerations, as settlement points – (at least abstractly) unplanned conglomerations in the unsettledness. Lost, placed and cast-off in the landscape, in the huge areas of the hinterland. Hot and big, cultivations and cities between emptiness, potential(s) for fantasy? Inhabited and linked with the other worlds, but still not world? Not philosophically intentional detached from the world either. Just there? And idiosyncratic.
Texas, the Loner. As one Loner. Dallas, its Queen? A state for strongmen and -women. For Cowboys and farmhands. Live with the Prairie and domesticated nature. Still possibly (Existentialistically said: Make it happen!) also (constructable as) a refuge – for deviations (of different kinds), and with places and niches to sprinkle the nihilist basis space (aka fill and live life) in another way.
WoMan can ride a horse and bring the cow to the pasture (an temporarily stable enclosure, not an open space). [One can also be a low-average hack writer (though underclass or high-class writer sounds better*, but there’s enough coquetry in circulation) and describe things little meaningful by stringing together trite commonplaces. Filled with nested, complicated sentences, which are bumpy but yet don’t seem to be artful.] And you and you can have extraordinary hobbies (→ England as symbol place for this). ‚Doing‘ things – that fits to the (fluid, but visible) picture of Texas. The Deviators and Deviationists (more or less intentional) are „doers“ too. They ride the pet issue as a hobby horse and open up the wilderness of (and as a) novelty – or (as a) recombination with the ‚given‘ building blocks [given by governmentality or given by life?].
Linkin Park plays live in Texas. That goes. Anything goes? (→ Paul Feyerabend, philosophizing about ((or consolidated Philosophy? of)) science). Freethought Convention. Houston, we lost (the) contact to God. And came back from unknown nihilist spaces as Texans. Now, what can we do (about it and us)?
* I consider ‚Bush-league writer‘ to be also a nice term.