Responses to “How will we live tomorrow?”

How will we live tomorrow?

“Hopefully better than today.”

Shaindy Glatt, Orthodox Jew, mother of four & proprietor of Glatt Supermarket, Postville, IA

How will we live tomorrow?

“I hope we will live in harmony rather than always seeking control. Man has a need to play god. When I am gardening I am hurting no one. I am on my knees, in a position to meditate. It makes me a better man. Be humble. Be small. Live simply. When I was complaining about life it took a man older and wiser to say, ‘Go help someone.’ It took me 56 years, but I’ve learned to be content.”

Larry Walters, motel clerk and gardener, Rochester, MN

How will we live tomorrow?

“In thankfulness.”

Herb Guenthier, IT business man and parrot pedaler, New Berlin, WI

How will we live tomorrow?

“I will live for my grandchildren and my children and to please people. That’s why I love it here, to please people.”

Mary, McDonald’s employee, Becker, MN

How will we live tomorrow?

“Hopefully better than today.”

Katie, visitor to American Swedish Institute, Minneapolis, MN

As we discussed my trip, a ladybug landed on Katie’s hand. “Oh, that is good luck. Ladybugs are my favorite creatures. They bring me good messages from the universe.”

How will we live tomorrow?

“I am going to worry about that tomorrow because the universe is telling me I need to live in the moment. To understand and respect my past, but not dwell there. To plan for but not worry about the future. To have gratitude for and awareness of the present.”

Joseph Catore, Healthcare provider, Medford, MA

How will we live tomorrow?

“I’ll be doing this again tomorrow.”

Ryan, construction worker, BSNF Railroad, Becker, MN

How will we live tomorrow?

“We are going to relinquish more and more responsibility to the government. As the climate changes, as we run out of water in places. And I think young people will be fine with that, as long as you don’t mess with the Internet.”

John Egbers, endurance athlete, St. Cloud, MN

How will we live tomorrow?

“I’d just as soon live today like there’s no tomorrow.”

Nancy, Tesore Convenience Store Clerk, Albany, MN

Nancy has lived in Albany her whole life. “I know everyone in the this town and like it that way.”

How will we live tomorrow?

“My two sons are going to take over the restaurant for the next generation, maybe two.”

John Sieve, owner of Traveler’s Inn Restaurant, Alexandria, MN

Traveler’s Inn has been in the same family since it opened in 1924. John started working there in 1972, when he returned from serving in Vietnam.

How will we live tomorrow?

“Peaceful.”

Rachel, fiancé of John Sieve’s son. Rachel works at Traveler’s Inn and recently opened a cold-pressed juice business, “Nice Juicery”, named for ‘Minnesota nice’.

How will we live tomorrow? 

“By raising our children to be good citizens today.”

Ross Bertilson, D.C., Chiropractor, Fridley, MN

How will we live tomorrow?

“To the fullest.”

John, Service Food Market Checkout for 29 years, Fergus Falls, MN

How will we live tomorrow?

“We can’t know; it just happens.”

Jamie, Beauty Advisor at Walgreen’s, Moorhead, MN

 

 

 

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About paulefallon

Greetings reader. I am a writer, architect, cyclist and father from Cambridge, MA. My primary blog, theawkwardpose.com is an archive of all my published writing. The title refers to a sequence of three yoga positions that increase focus and build strength by shifting the body’s center of gravity. The objective is balance without stability. My writing addresses opposing tension in our world, and my attempt to find balance through understanding that opposition. During 2015-2106 I am cycling through all 48 mainland United States and asking the question "How will we live tomorrow?" That journey is chronicled in a dedicated blog, www.howwillwelivetomorrw.com, that includes personal writing related to my adventure as well as others' responses to my question. Thank you for visiting.
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