Responses: How will we live tomorrow?

HWWLT Logo on yellowHow will we live tomorrow?

“The future ain’t what it used to be.”

Yogi Berra (1925 – 2015), Catcher for the New York Yankees, New York, NY – Suggested by Jean Beaulieu, Fort Smith, AK

How will we live tomorrow?

“Students equate what we are doing here to smoking. The last generation all smoked, but now that is on the wane. Local farming will become a standard of living.

“Being a social worker with a social justice background, it is important to talk across class. Every day I see kids try to communicate across boundaries and fail. The result is violence.

“I live in a mixed neighborhood. It is exciting but also tragic. The middle class people are doing what they think they ought to do, not engaging with their neighbors.”

Laurie, Youth Program Director, Garden City Harvest, Missoula, MT

How will we live tomorrow?

“I think the only way to get through what we’re doing is to open up our heart chakras, to work from a place of love rather than fear.”

Denise, psychotherapist from Los Angeles who relocated to Ashland, OR

How will we live tomorrow?

“I want to listen more. I am a student and a teacher whether I want to be or not.”

Robert, devotee of A Course in Miracles, Ashland, OR

How will we live tomorrow?

“I don’t use the computer. I just sit and watch the clouds.”

Eris, 90 year old motel clerk, Susanville, CA

How will we live tomorrow?

“Hopefully efficiently.”

Jessie, PEAS Farm, Missoula, MT

How will we live tomorrow?

“We are going to work toward health. We have people in our community with Type 2 diabetes and obesity who get a ‘prescription’ for fresh vegetables at our market.”

Juan, PEAS Farm, Missoula, MT

How will we live tomorrow?

“I’d like to do what you’re doing, but I can’t. My back is a mess. Picked up too many heavy loads for such a small guy.”

Dan, former construction worker, McArthur, CA

How will we live tomorrow?

“Let life show us.”

Johnny, free spirit, Florence, OR

How will we live tomorrow?

“I am going to live my life like it’s my 28th birthday – which it is!”

Spencer, Bicycle Tour Guide, Missoula, MT

How will we live tomorrow?

“I’m 71. I’m glad to just get up in the morning. I don’t know how we’ll live tomorrow, but I’m glad to be at this end of life. The world I grew up in doesn’t exist anymore. I moved here in 1981 from San Jose to be in a place where my teenage son would have eyes on him. I always knew where he was. There aren’t many places like this left. They’re going to have to cart me out of here.”

Katie Berkowitz, Chamber of Commerce Ambassador, Crescent City, CA

How will we live tomorrow?

“I was stunned when I turned sixty. I don’t know how that happened. Maybe that’s why I decided to jump out of an airplane on my birthday. I forget that I am an old man. I still think I’m forty. I’ll still think tomorrow.”

Kirk Koenig, skydiver, Eugene OR

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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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One Response to Responses: How will we live tomorrow?

  1. yogibattle says:

    “I don’t use the computer. I just sit and watch the clouds.” So beautiful, simple, and extremely difficult for this cell phone crazed culture.

    Like

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