Responses: How will we live tomorrow?

How will we live tomorrow?

“I’m trying to figure that out myself. I got laid off in May. Since then I’ve been enjoying my family, planning my son’s wedding in August. I never could have been so involved if I were working. It’s a kind of a gift.

Doris, mother, Red Bank, NJ

How will we live tomorrow?

“Just take it one day at a time.”

Meredith Greybeal, National Park Service, Sandy Hook, NJ

How will we live tomorrow?

“Happily.”

Hannah, stranded cyclist, Sandy Hook, NJ

How will we live tomorrow?

“I guess that depends on who becomes President.”

Dave, crab fisherman, Little Silver, NJ

How will we live tomorrow?

“As best we can.”

Eric Sposito, world’s tallest Italian, Sandy Hook, NJ

How will we live tomorrow?

“Just be good to each other.”

Carols, El Salvadoran immigrant lawn worker, Deal, NJ

How will we live tomorrow?

“I’m taking a minority stake in a trailer park.”

Businessman overheard doing a deal from his car at the beach parking lot, Sandy Hook, NJ

How will we live tomorrow?

“Just living the dream. You have to stay positive.”

Howard, landscape installer, Point Pleasant, NJ

How will we live tomorrow?

“It’s scary. I just look out for me and my family. It’s the only thing you can control.”

Ned, house lifter, Brick, NJ

How will we live tomorrow?

“I’ll be doing this, riding my bike along the Boardwalk.”

Justin, summer police officer, Seaside Heights, NJ

How will we live tomorrow?

“I will get up at seven, feed my dog, put on my makeup and come back to work here.”

Nancy, Kohr’s ice cream stand, Seaside Heights, NJ

How will we live tomorrow?

“Same as today. I work here and at Shop-Rite to help my grandmother.”

Ivan, Target clerk who moved from San Diego to live with his grandmother, Toms River, NJ

How will we live tomorrow?

“I’m going to live another forty years. If people respect each other and open their hearts, and work with each other, we can make it.”

Amelia, twelve years in a wheelchair, Toms River, NJ

How will we live tomorrow?

“We put our trust in God. We will try to be nice to people who violate the handicapped space markings.”

Frank, retired state trooper, Amelia’s husband and caretaker, Toms River, NJ

I met Amelia and Frank when they explained that my bicycle was parked in such a way that it limited handicapped access to McDonald’s. I apologized. Our mutual respect led to a nice conversation rather than ill well.

How will we live tomorrow?

“During my workday as a postman I try to connect with residents on the route. It’s amazing how much you can learn about people if you take the time to say hello and ask the how they’re doing. I think we need to learn how to forgive. I hear too often of family, friends disputes end with silence and avoidance is the weapon of choice. I teach adult swimming at MIT. I always try to take the time an ask swimmers about their lives. How they got to MIT etc. My strategy is simple. Lead with a smile as see where it takes you.”

Michael C. Paine, Postman, Cambridge, MA

How will we live tomorrow?

“I’m worried about it. We have to live one day at a time. We have to love one another.”

Josephine, long-time happy spouse, Toms River, NJ

How will we live tomorrow?

“The younger generation is linked into everything. I’m not and that’s okay.”

Debra Evans, St. Joseph Cemetery Director, Toms River, NJ

How will we live tomorrow?

“Hot.”

Debbie, Farm Stand, Cape May, NJ

How will we live tomorrow?

“I’m going to live for God tomorrow, do what pleases Him, so He will invite me into His house.”

Jim, Tent Revival participant, Cape May, NJ

How will we live tomorrow?

“I saw Trump on the TV the other night talking about fear and darkness, capitalizing on the violence in Orlando. It’s scary, but it doesn’t have to be so dark.”

George, beach yogi, Cape May, NJ

How will we live tomorrow?

“I hardly know how I’m living today. By the grace of God, I guess.”

Dan, Wawa customer, Dennisville, NJ

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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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