Responses: How will we live tomorrow?

How will we live tomorrow?

“We have lost faith in science. It began with the Cold War, when ‘duck and cover’ didn’t give us confidence against the threat of nuclear war. White-coated scientists lost their prestige. Then science began to delve into grey areas. It wasn’t offering clear answers. Now, we can’t separate feeling from fact. You can’t argue against a feeling.”

Nick Snow, Physician, Boyce, VA

How will we live tomorrow?

“If we stay fit, we’ll be fine.”

Greg, AT Conservancy Volunteer, Harper’s Ferry, WV

How will we live tomorrow?

“I just live day to day. And I go to church.”

Ginger, Wilt’s Fruit Stand, Millville, WV

How will we live tomorrow?

“I hope it’s better than today. I can’t complain though.

Wilt, Wilt’s Fruit Stand, Millville, WV

How will we live tomorrow?

“I’m 78 years old. Things don’t bother me.”

Irving Jenkins, downtown patron, Charles Town WV

How will we live tomorrow?

“I should give a NASA appropriate response: looking to science and space to guide our future.”

Kristen Metropolis, NASA Goddard Visitor Center, Goddard, MD

How will we live tomorrow?

“I have no idea about tomorrow, I am focused on today.”

Marcia, Volunteer, NASA Goddard Visitor Center, Goddard, MD

How will we live tomorrow?

“I stay focused on one day at a time.”

Nicole, Walmart Cashier, Charles Town, WV

How will we live tomorrow?

“My two girls keep me plenty busy.”

Tony, tattoo sleeved with his children’s names, Charles Town, WV

How will we live tomorrow?

“We have to be open to whatever comes our way.”

Daniel, Walmart clerk, Charles Town, WV

How will we live tomorrow?

“Just look at the world. A guy here got murdered last month. You have to keep your eyes up.”

Melvin, Bermuda shirt guy, Front Royal, VA

How will we live tomorrow?

“As far as tomorrow goes, I’ll be here. I’ll sneak out for a ride if I can.”

Justin, Element Sports, Winchester, VA

How will we live tomorrow?

“Life is not going to be long enough.”

Cathleen Snow, physician, Boyce, VA

How will we live tomorrow?

“Foreign governments are so afraid of what will happen if Trump wins. We can’t just pull out of Asia. There’s a reason we have defensive relationships with non-defensive countries. We need their access to the Middle East. But does Trump realize that? He knows nothing of history. That’s how we get into international wars.”

Chuck Downs, retired Asia agent, Boyce, VA

How will we live tomorrow?

“Hopefully I’ll be living the same as today: for God.”

Felisha, tattooed mom, Front Royal VA

How will we live tomorrow?

“Be careful out there. People don’t know how to drive.”

Jeremy, Trek cyclist, Front Royal VA

How will we live tomorrow?

“A lot depends on the upcoming election.”

Quinn, research librarian, Front Royal VA

How will we live tomorrow?

“Everything bad becomes good. No one complains about coffee and eggs anymore. We can have them now.”

Karen, 7-11, Madison, VA

How will we live tomorrow?

“Were having a special treat at McDonald’s today. Tomorrow is gradation to Kindergarten.”

Teresa, teacher at Wee-Go Preschool, Charlottesville, VA

How will we live tomorrow?

“I just believe in faith.”

Adalia, Stonehenge Commons Leasing Agent, Charlottesville, VA

How will we live tomorrow?

“Just take a breath every morning and be grateful that your feet touch the ground.”

Teresa, Hostess, Michie Tavern, Charlottesville, VA

“When I was a buck-eyed girl, my Daddy took me to Colonial Williamsburg. I stared at the lady in the colonial dress. Now, here I am, full circle. I substitute teach for my insurance, I work here for history, and at a senior center for service. I have it all.”

 

 

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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. Chuck Downs says:

    Paul,

    Hope everything is going well–sure sound like it is. Keep hoping I’ll hear that you’re coming this way on your way home.

    Since I think you have the makings of a really great book that I’m going to want to recommend to friends, I’d like to make sure I’m quoted and identified appropriately. Could I ask you to make the following changes:

    “Foreign governments are so afraid of what will happen if Trump wins. We can’t just pull out of Asia. There’s a reason we have defense relationships with countries that do not defend themselves. We need access for our troops, halfway across the globe, in order to have a role in the Middle East. But does Trump realize that? He knows nothing of history. That’s how we get into international world wars.”

    Chuck Downs, retired Asia analyst, Boyce, VA

    The use of the word “agent” is probably the most imporatnt thing–I don’t want people to think I’m an “intelligence agent” or an agent for foreign countries. Thanks, Chuck

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  2. paulefallon says:

    Thanks Chuck. I edited as you suggest. Be well.

    Like

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