Responses: How will we live tomorrow?

How will we live tomorrow?

“We have to take care of the earth. Everybody knows that we have to do that, but no ones does.”

Gathering Flowers, Taos Pueblo artisan, Taos NM

How will we live tomorrow?

“Hopefully without Trump.”

Christine, clerk, Ghost Ranch NM

How will we live tomorrow?

“Three Thursday’s from now it will be a Trump world.”

Mary Francis, middle-aged couch surfer, Taos NM

How will we live tomorrow?

“We like living the way we do today; off the grid, making our own water, gathering our energy from the sun, living in Earthship.”

Michelle, Dustflower Fruit Market, El Prado NM

How will we live tomorrow?

“The first time I was in Taos I came here for a class in permaculture. The content wasn’t different from the books I’d read, but my perception of how the system works became much deeper. Everything has two directions. The way that is coming toward us and the way that is going away.”

Jasmine, Snowmansion, Arroyo Seco NM

How will we live tomorrow?

“I live in Hawaii and work construction. I build large, expensive houses. There’s a guy who builds nice small houses, maybe twenty feet by twenty feet that can be built off the ground to reduce foundation and make less impact on the earth. When I go back I want to build one, as a kind of demonstration. Hopefully it will take off and I can build more. That’s how we have to live – smaller.”

Randy, mountain traveller, Arroyo Seco NM

How will we live tomorrow?

“I will quote Gandhi: ‘Learn as if you’ll live forever and live as if you will die tomorrow.’”

Garth, accountant and hospice volunteer, Arroyo Seco NM

How will we live tomorrow?

“One day at a time, one season at a time. Live slow, enjoy what you have. Respect and honor traditions.”

David, traffic coordinator, Taos Pueblo, Taos NM

How will we live tomorrow?

“I like that.”

Juan, mountain bike rider, Verlado NM

How will we live tomorrow?

“We live day by day. I live on a fixed income. I wake every day and thank God for keeping the family together.”

Mary, en route to Taos for annual visit to her granddaughter’s grave, Castle Rock NM

How will we live tomorrow?

“To enjoy it.”

Eric, junior high school student, Castle Rock NM

How will we live tomorrow?

“Happy. Keep family close.”

Damian, Roswell alien T-shirt wearer, Castle Rock NM

How will we live tomorrow?

“Nice. I think about it every day.”

Wendy, Albertson’s cashier, Taos NM

How will we live tomorrow?

“Ask me after the election.”

Tom, broken-down cyclist, Castle Rock NM

How will we live tomorrow?

“In tiny ways we are reinventing our culture. If we observe the way we actually operate, we can change it. My conviction is that people can polish each other.”

Randy, founder of ‘Quest for Community’, Santa Fe NM

How will we live tomorrow?

“Healthy.”

Lisa, ED nurse, Albuquerque NM

How will we live tomorrow?

“Just living. Too many people are pursuing too much and they miss the moment.”

Diane, ED physician, Albuquerque NM

How will we live tomorrow?

“Everybody lives for today. The instant gratification is terrible. Everyone needs to get in the garden and get their hands dirty and learn where life comes from.”

Rhonda, Americano Motel, Vaughn NM

How will we live tomorrow?

“Probably more simply.”

Jack, middle-aged cyclist, Albuquerque NM

How will we live tomorrow?

“That’s a good question. I hope you have a nice day.”

Jessica, Smith’s cashier, Albuquerque NM

How will we live tomorrow?

“That’s an open-ended question. I’m going to go positive and say that we will go to space and inhabit it.”

Alaric Bender, National Museum of Nuclear Science and History Albuquerque NM

How will we live tomorrow?

“Live well.”

Evan, quad latte drinker, Albuquerque NM

How will we live tomorrow?

“I’m edging closer and closer to the mountains.”

Madeleine Durham, artist, Santa Fe NM

How will we live tomorrow?

“Maybe we’ll live on bicyclists.”

Beverly, Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, Santa Fe NM

How will we live tomorrow?

“I believe the electro frequency of the heart is 4,000 times greater than our neural capacity. We have the capability of 7.3 billion people to reach out to other creatures in the cosmos. We are light beams stuck in this carbon-based moment.”

Matthew Rhodes, artist, Santa Fe NM

 

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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. yogibattle says:

    It’s interesting to see how each region of the country seems to have a different shape to its consciousness. This is a fascinating project.

    Like

  2. paulefallon says:

    Thank you. I continue to find it interesting and energizing. I have not begun to consciously make correlations, but they are there!

    Like

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