Responses: How will we live tomorrow?

How will we live tomorrow?

“We go to church. Jesus Christ will come again.”

Noborto, fitness walker, Middlebury, CT

How will we live tomorrow?

“Will we live tomorrow? That’s the question. I listen to the news but I let it go. I have to stay positive.”

Constance Quinn, grandmother, Newtown, CT

How will we live tomorrow?

“I was taught to be colorblind. But this can be destructive. We have to understand our differences. Ten years ago I would have thought we are further along than we are.”

Katie, Interpretive Guide, Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, Hartford, CT

How will we live tomorrow?

“I am an idealist and positive at heart. I hope that as our environmental destruction and terrorist violence increase, so will our sense of community. The stresses on our next generation are huge. One of the things I am doing with the time I have left is to increase our sense of community.

“Our founders set up a tension between the individual and the community. The recent rise in nationalism in Europe (Brexit) is unusual. It’s a denunciation of the political elite. Which is what Trump is in this country.”

Greg Andrews, historian and civic booster, Hartford, CT

How will we live tomorrow?

“Cooking. That’s how I want to live my days. I want to put love in my food. You can taste it.”

Alison Sprang, Culinary Institute of America student, Hyde Park, NY

How will we live tomorrow?

“When I was a girl, my mother wanted me to be a seamstress Her sister worked as a seamstress and gave my mother leftover thread, which my mother sewed into panties or a camisole for me, 25,000 colors of thread. I didn’t want to be a seamstress, and told my mother so. She sent me to typing school instead. I didn’t like that either. Do you know how much it costs to get a zipper installed or a skirt hemmed? There’s money in that. Now I am on my feet all day as a waitress because I didn’t listen.

“On Fridays, after finishing our chores, we could either get a quarter or an ice cream cone. One day I am at the ice cream store with my mother. There is a sign that says, “Cash today, Credit tomorrow.’ I ask my mother what it means. She slapped me up the head. ‘What do I send you to school for? Come in tomorrow, look at the sign, and you will still have to pay cash.’

“So that’s my answer to your question. Tomorrow is the day that never comes.”

Rudi, waitress at Noni’s Coffee Shop, The Bronx, NY

How will we live tomorrow?

“I believe that a real Biblical life has concern for others. But I believe these are rooted in God, and as a Christian, in Jesus.”

Tom Hollis, FDR Museum Visitor, Hyde Park, NY

How will we live tomorrow?

“The sun will come out tomorrow. Bet your bottom dollar that tomorrow, there’ll be sun.”

Annie, optimistic orphan, New York, NY

How will we live tomorrow?

“I hear all this terrible stuff in the news. Then two nights ago people took us in, made us dinner, let us sleep in their camper. It gives you hope.”

Shaggy, Appalachian Trail thru-hiker, Stormville, NY

How will we live tomorrow?

“It seems like we’re trying to come together as a nation.”

Buckley, Security, Franklin Delano Roosevelt Museum, Hyde Park, NY

How will we live tomorrow?

“No Clue.”

Miguel , Free Hug giver, New York, NY The Secret Keys: Love thy self, Be present and aware, Create positive energy

How will we live tomorrow?

“The way we grew up and left home at age 18 and lived independent of our parents was an aberration of the Baby Boom. No generation before did it, the Millennial are not doing it now. In every other country and every other generation children live with their families until they begin their own families. We will revert to that model in the United States as well.”

John Burke, Hosing Demographer, New York, NY

How will we live tomorrow?

“The way we’re going, it’s not very good.”

Nelli Galvarez, Physical Therapist who visits clients on a folding bicycle, New York, NY

How will we live tomorrow?

“I hope everyone lives openly and freely and follows their dreams.”

Jeff Gorcyca, actor, New York, NY

How will we live tomorrow?

“I take whatever comes.”

Omar, soccer player, Red Bank, NJ

How will we live tomorrow?

“We will be healthier. People will eat better food. Right now, no one cooks.”

Debra Evans, aspiring cyclist, Toms River, NJ

About paulefallon

Greetings reader. I am a writer, architect, cyclist and father from Cambridge, MA. My primary blog, 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,, that includes personal writing related to my adventure as well as others' responses to my question. Thank you for visiting.
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