Responses: How will we live tomorrow?

How will we live tomorrow?

“The best we can. I am homeless; I have a 90 day bed in the shelter and am looking for a place. But I can only afford $300 a month. I get up every day and try to be the best person I can be.”

Kellie, waitress at Wingers, Salt Lake City, UT

How will we live tomorrow?

“The way we (both a collective and personal we) live tomorrow will depend on the decisions we make today, and also to some extent on the decisions we made yesterday.”

Carol Long, retired property manager, Kalamazoo, MI

How will we live tomorrow?

“One day at a time.”

Gilda, resident of Palmer Court supportive housing, Salt Lake City, UT

How will we live tomorrow?

“I went to school here. I left several years ago. I’ve lived all over. You would think I’m an army brat, but I’m not. There’s always a friend or family member in need, and I go to them. Not like crashing their couch; like helping. I came back here two months ago. The town has grown so much; the oil fields. But like 75% of the kids I knew are either in prison or on drugs. There is a huge heroin problem here.

“I’m a day-to-day girl. Everyone has their theories – usually bad ones. The guy I’m dating is full of conspiracy theories. But I don’t believe in conspiracy theories. I am an optimist.”

Alaina, motel clerk, Roosevelt, UT

How will we live tomorrow?

“In lighted tents.”

Devin Dummit, Big Agnes Tent Company, Steamboat Springs, CO

How will we live tomorrow?

“Wouldn’t it be wonderful if a community would take care of the poor instead of thinking the government will do it? There will always be poor. Can’t we take care of each other?”

Julie Fallon, mother of four, grandmother of four, Bountiful, UT

How will we live tomorrow?

“Based on what I’ve been through recently, I’d say ‘hope.’ With hope we want to live for tomorrow.”

Jessica Garrett, Mother, Kaysville, UT

How will we live tomorrow?

“Better than today.”

John, Marketing Manager, Honey Stinger, Steamboat Springs, CO

How will we live tomorrow?

“I was once told that a person remembers in 3’s.
I took your word LIVE and this is what happened …
L.    Listen!  Laugh!  Love!
I.      Intuition!  Imagination!  Idealism!
V.      Vitality!  Veracity!  Vision!
E.     Education!  Exercise!  Energy!

I have a Native American Proverb to share with you…
Listen to the wind, it talks.
Listen to the silence, it speaks.
Listen to your heart, it knows.”

Toby Kaminkow, dancer, Bedford, MA

How will we live tomorrow?

“There’s always room for more.”

April, Grocery Store Liaison, Honey Stinger, Steamboat Springs, CO

How will we live tomorrow?

“No, I have nothing to say about that.”

Jeremiah, Sales Representative, Moots Bicycles, Steamboat Springs, CO

How will we live tomorrow?

“I’ve been thinking about it a lot. But when I don’t have anything witty to say, I tend to be quiet.

“I hope we can be more connected and celebrate each other. I know about ten people that I met on social media and I like those relationships. One online guy lives in Oregon and I enjoy knowing him, though we never met.

“One of my neighbors says, ‘I’ll shoot you in the face if you step on my land. I don’t understand people like that. I’m a kindergarten philosopher. I wish we could just be nice to each other.”

Steve Olpin, Videographer, Midway, UT

 

 

 

 

 

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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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2 Responses to Responses: How will we live tomorrow?

  1. Anthony Reisse Jenkins says:

    G = T

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