Responses: How will we live tomorrow?

How will we live tomorrow?

“The signs around here say, ‘Let’s stop killing each other.’ They need to say, ‘Let’s start loving each other.’ We need more diversity. The coasts are more diverse than the Midwest. In St. Louis we have people moving to the suburbs in the west because they’re afraid. We have to build bridges instead of sprawl.

“Educated students make all the difference. They get educated and return here and make this community strong.”

Bob McCartland, father of Robbie McCartland, shot and killed five years ago, founder of Robbie McGartland Memorial Scholarship Fund, Ferguson, MO

How will we live tomorrow?

“Crappy. I have to work to pay the light bill.”

Jessica, big smiler, Mount Vernon, IN

How will we live tomorrow?

“I’m just trying to get through today.”

Elsie, VW peace van on T-shirt, Louisville, KY

How will we live tomorrow?

“Better than today.”

Aaron, Iran man competitor, Louisville, KY

How will we live tomorrow?

“I get up every morning and put one foot in front of the other. I thank God for what I have. I great everybody as positive as I can.”

Maria, Hawaii-born, St. Croix, IN

How will we live tomorrow?

“I will get up and kiss my grandbabies, then kiss my daughter, then feed my pets, then thank Jesus for the day. I’ll thank him for making me ten years clean. Without Him, I’m nowhere.”

Tracy, Citco Convenience, Santa Claus, IN

How will we live tomorrow?

“The best we can. That’s all be can do.”

Aunt Mary, works at Louisville Slugger since 1948, Louisville, KY

How will we live tomorrow?

“I think it ultimately boils down to what you decide, as an individual, to do with Jesus Christ.  He is the only person who ever claimed that “all authority in Heaven and on earth has been given to me” and the only leader to ever apparently rise from the dead. All of that is either a myth, a fabrication or it’s the truth!  If it’s a myth or a fabrication, then it is of no consequence to us, but if it is true, then it changes everything.

“Personally, I’m convinced that all other questions pale by comparison to that one.  And we’ll not really know the right answers to all the other questions in life until we deal with the person for whom our calendar was reestablished.”

Dick Richard, Birmingham, AL

How will we live tomorrow?

“I hope I’ll live it good.”

Linda, Dollar Tree, Evansville, IN

How will we live tomorrow?

“Don’t know. You cannot judge what tomorrow will bring.”

Visnu Tailor, Hindi, Benton, IL

How will we live tomorrow?

“Tomorrow we will eat breakfast.”

Cora Bloom, age 8, Corydon, IN

How will we live tomorrow?

“People will drive cars without steering.”

Cora Bloom, whose imagination soars with a bit of prompting, Corydon, IN

How will we live tomorrow?

“The church library will look different.”

Gilead Bloom, age 5, Corydon, IN

How will we live tomorrow?

“Six feet under.”

Denise, Grandmother, Corydon, IN

How will we live tomorrow?

“We’re working to make Ferguson a triumph. It’s a challenge. We want to be a model community for integration. We thought we were, but we still have along way to go. We travel the world, wear our ‘I Heart Ferguson’ shirts, and tell people that our community is not what the media portrayed.”

Sue Ankenbrand, civic booster, Ferguson, MO

How will we live tomorrow?

“We still have to work out the policy issues. Now it’s hard to get ticketed, not just in Ferguson but in area communities as well. There is an incestuous relationship between prosecutors in some cities as judges in other cities. We are starting to clean that up.”

Ank Ankenbrand, ‘Keep Smiling and Stay Calm’ T-shirt, Ferguson, MO

How will we live tomorrow?

“More conscientious of our environment. Be gentle to Mother Earth.”

Jean Baer, Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Church, Ferguson, MO

How will we live tomorrow?

“More freedom, less government.”

John Baer, Farmer’s Market shopper, Ferguson, MO

How will we live tomorrow?

“Being considerate. Everybody needs respect. In this community, a lot of young people just needed help. We just came together.”

Pam, founder of ‘I Heart Ferguson’, Ferguson, MO

How will we live tomorrow?

“Just barely.”

Sue, voter registrar, Ferguson, MO

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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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