Responses: Will will we live tomorrow?

How will we live tomorrow?

“I’m okay for my life. I’m 66. I’m worried about my kids and grandkids. I hate to say that. I love this country and I am worried. Then again, my dad said the same thing to me after coming out of World War II.”

Randy, Suburban driver, Charlottesville, VA

How will we live tomorrow?

“One day at a time.”

Diane, five-mile-a-day-runner, Charlottesville, VA

How will we live tomorrow?

“That’s a very good question. Actually, we’re not in good shape. It’s troubling. People have to be less selfish.”

Graham, British immigrant, Dillwyn, VA

How will we live tomorrow?

“Tomorrow I’m going to get up and come down for coffee. I have no other plans. Tuesday, I’m having lunch with my cycling buddies. Wednesday, I have a book discussion with guys who read religious literature. I have a calendar of activities at home. By the end of the month that thing is full.”

Charlie, retired English composition teacher and open-carry motorcycle enthusiast, Farmville, VA

How will we live tomorrow?

“Hopefully the Good Lord will wake me up and let me be filled with love.”

Kia, waitress, Gino’s Pizza, Clarksville, VA

How will we live tomorrow?

“Ha,ha,ha,ha. (yawn).”

Kim, Regency Inn, Oxford NC

How will we live tomorrow?

“We all must use fewer resources, and we all need to understand that this doesn’t mean we are less happy. It is American marketing that has told us we must buy more and use more and eat more in order to be happy.”

Kathy Ellis, reflecting on her son Tyndall’s trip with his wife Liz from Alaska to Tierra del Fuego by bicycle, as they cross a 15,000 pass in Peru, Rixeyville, VA

How will we live tomorrow?

“History will repeat – preservation of nature & HiARTchitecture (past, present, & future) will build on the solid foundation that makes the world better for now & for ever & for peace.”

Merrick Teichman, artist, Charleston, SC

How will we live tomorrow?

“I just do what I can. I am an old man. I got no wife. I got no teeth.”

John Chapman, pancake lover, Angier, NC

How will we live tomorrow?

“Things are not good. My car broke down yesterday so we’re on foot. But it will get better.”

Mother and son, Erwin, NC

How will we live tomorrow?

“Hopefully we’ll live in peace and harmony and be kind to one another. I was just watching my daughter use this McDonald’s app that came with her happy meal. In it, she had to help a rabbit find its way home. I thought that was so nice – a game to help others.”

Serena, McDonald’s customer, Charleston, SC

How will we live tomorrow?

“Hopefully, on our bikes.”

Jeff, Cannondale Cycles, Charleston, SC

How will we live tomorrow?

“Do you have a wife? Where do you stay?”

Whitney, rather ask questions than respond to them, Maxton, NC

How will we live tomorrow?

“One day at a time.”

John, maintenance worker, Clio, SC

How will we live tomorrow?

“Awesome!”

Alexandria, Verizon Wireless, Monck’s Corner, SC

How will we live tomorrow?

“Tomorrow I will do what I did today; walk my dog, do some painting, feed my fish.”

Patricia, artist, Raleigh, NC

How will we live tomorrow?

“My tomorrows are never the same, but always the same. I’m an administrator and a scholar. There is always much that’s predictable and something that I can’t predict. That’s what I like about it.”

William, History of Biology Professor, Raleigh, NC

How will we live tomorrow?

“I’m going to light a cigarette before I answer. The way I see the world, society is super-connected. Every bit of society is connected. I don’t agree with the powers that be. I don’t trust the government. I don’t like the direction the world’s headed in. The people at the top love money and power so much they will let the machines take over and take livelihoods away from the rest of us.”

Gordon, online student, Florence, SC

How will we live tomorrow?

“Most of the people I know, including myself, know more about the Facebook algorithm than about botany. We have no idea where the basics of life come from.”

Robert Watkins, tattoo aficionado, Florence, SC

How will we live tomorrow?

“I had a football coach who said, ‘Today you’re either going to be better or worse than yesterday. You can’t stay the same. Which do you want?’”

Person, Wofford college student, Florence, SC

How will we live tomorrow?

“What the hell. I’m going to live tomorrow as I planned, for the most part.”

Cameron, drummer, Florence, SC

How will we live tomorrow?

“I want the government to guarantee people’s fundamental rights and then back away. I’m a Christian, I don’t agree with gays. But I want to be able to get married, and they ought to be able to get married too. It’s their fundamental right. It doesn’t infringe on me.”

Taylor, beer drinker, Florence, SC

How will we live tomorrow?

“We want to live the dream, to travel with our children and live as we go.”

Cassie, mother of two girls, Florence, SC

How will we live tomorrow?

“This is where states rights were born. We want decisions to be made at the most local level possible.”

Kelly, fair-skinned smoker, Florence, SC

How will we live tomorrow?

“We always ask our staff, what’s new? They reply, “I’m here. I’m good to go.”

Kevin Wright, golf pro, Charleston, SC

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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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