Responses: How will we live tomorrow?

How will we live tomorrow?

“We will either live tomorrow or we will merely exist. It is our choice.”

Bobby, Owner of District Cycles, Perkins OK

How will we live tomorrow?

“It’s always a goal to wake with an open heart.”

Lynn, California transplant, Perkins OK

How will we live tomorrow?

“Well, last week changed everything.”

Michael, overweight cyclist with heart problems, Tulsa OK

How will we live tomorrow?

“That’s a tricky question.”

Sherry, ear plugs and smiles, Wagoner OK

How will we live tomorrow?

“Honestly, I can’t think of anything right now. I’m getting toward the end of my shift and I’m tired. I do know what I’ll do the rest of today: go home and study and take a nap.”

Kaitlin, Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market cashier and English student, Bentonville AR

How will we live tomorrow?

“We just have to live tomorrow like its our last. Grab the bull by the horns and do what you need to do.”

Zack, Harry Potter as a college student, Bentonville AR

How will we live tomorrow?

“Oh my god, that is a deep question… want my true thoughts or what I want?

“We are near the breaking point and will return to our origins. I think we will return to a time when we look each other in the eye and trade stories. I hope the time will come when we communicate as people and not as email addresses. Coffee is the medium that brings people together to talk.”

Mauricio, owner of 211 Coffee, Bentonville AR

How will we live tomorrow?

“I moved to a farm. I’m keeping chickens and pigs and sheep. Everyone says it’s great but I’m not sure. I used to live in downtown Bentonville.”

Nancy, divorced after 45 years of marriage, Bentonville AR

How will we live tomorrow?

“I hope we live peaceably and with respect; that we make an effort to be respectful. I have aspirational hopes for tomorrow.”

Beth Beck, retired Wal-Mart Sustainability Coordinator, Bentonville AR

“Wal-Mart was getting pressure from shareholders on practices regarding environmental regulations and human resources. First, the company was like, maybe this will help. Then they realized it was saving money.”

How will we live tomorrow?

“Can I get back to you on that?”

Ken Leonard, Arkansas master Naturalist, Bentonville AR

“We transform people to be environmentalists who never thought that could do that. Newton’s Second Law is true in nature as it is in physics: for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.”

How will we live tomorrow?

“One way we can live tomorrow is to give everyone respect and a chance.”

Chris, ear plugs and lip tattoo, Fort Smith AR

How will we live tomorrow?

“Have a blessed day.”

Jessica, giant smile, Fort Smith AR

How will we live tomorrow?

“I don’t know because no one told us what to do.”

Karsten Templeton, age 4, Bentonville AR

How will we live tomorrow?

“It’s complicated. I can’t think about it without time.”

Karen Hoffman, florist, Fort Smith AR

How will we live tomorrow?

“For me it will be like yesterday, maybe with more of a smile.”

Nancy, Pedaler’s Pub, Bentonville AR

 

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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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