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A Pocketful Of Promises...Sandy's Aftermath II by Trippy4U A Pocketful Of Promises...Sandy's Aftermath II by Trippy4U
Thank you kindly for taking the time to have a look.
I'm sincerely grateful for your support :peace:

A Pocketful of Promises is a small photo essay in the wake of Hurricane Sandy months after the media moved on to the next "big story". My intention is only to keep it in the public's consciousness as long as there are still hundreds of families who feel forgotten by our government. As the nation celebrated the Presidential Inaugural, at a cost of over $120,000,000,...people along the coastline are still without the barest necessities of modern living. Essentials such as electrical power, running water, heating, food and decent places to live have been denied to these people because FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) has still to release the funds direly needed to help them to begin to rebuild their shattered lives. So as I watch the President and his Washington cronies on the TV chowing down mouthfuls of $3000 a plate dinners at the Inaugural Ball, I couldn't help but think of the kind of "blast" Sandy's victims were having in contrast.

Footnote: These two homes are all that remain in this once cheerful neighborhood.

Pearls Before Swine - Another Time
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Did you find that the Universe
Doesn't care at all?
Did you find that if you don't care
This whole wrong world will fall?

Song [link] Lyrics [link]

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Copyright 2013 Creative Focus. All rights reserved. This image may not be reproduced in any form without my written permission.
For those who steal to gain profit, or submit for school, I expect my percentage and or my grade...it's only fair.
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:iconbillynikoll:
BillyNikoll Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is stunning work!
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Trippy4U Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015
Thanks kindly, Billy...most appreciated :ahoy:
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k-i-mm-i-e Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Like this one, Rich. Very well done. <3
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Trippy4U Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014
I am honored and humbled dear Kim...thank you very much :hug:
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k-i-mm-i-e Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
But of course. *winks*
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Tala-Hassounah Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
i dont know what i like about this photo.. the angle .. the composition, the colors, the emotion.. wow. bravo.. (y)
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Trippy4U Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
Whatever it is for you Tala...you are not alone in your feelings about it :thumbsup:
Thank you so much...always :hug:
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hummbuzz Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
Of all the images of destruction in this series, I think this is the one that struck me the most...
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Trippy4U Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
As good as a choice as any...this one succinctly puts a grave perspective on the whole affair for sure.
Thank you kindly, Yevette :rose:
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hummbuzz Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
:heart:
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honda-vfr Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
wow! it looks like like the drought stricken midwest. if you chose to do it in B&W, it could be a dust bowl type shot from the depression era. good work Richard, i'm enjoying your series.
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Trippy4U Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
Yeah I've seen some recent pics of the drought in the west...this was the opposite...too much water.
Thanks Hondo :peace:
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HarisDrako Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
:clap::clap::clap: !!! :worship::worship::worship:!!!:iconwineplz:

:clap::clap::clap: !!! :worship::worship::worship:!!!:iconwineplz:
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Trippy4U Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
Thank you very much Harris :iconcheers2plz:
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chibiharuka Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013   General Artist
We talked about this recently, I'm glad you're able to document this & through your images keep it in
peoples thoughts. And I really don't understand how people in this country can be in such need for pure basics
while others just throw millions down the drain. So unconscionable.
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Trippy4U Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
Yes we did and I always appreciate your thoughtful insights Chiba...thank you :heart:
Exactly...UNCONSCIONABLE indeed!!!
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Miss-Tbones Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Oooo, soo barren and unwelcoming...such an emotional statement with this image and the other's Richard!:clap::wow::tears:
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Trippy4U Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
So very appreciated Thea...thank you kindly :hug:
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Miss-Tbones Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Soo very :iconwelcomesignplz::huggle:
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EintoeRn Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Disturbing documentary, Richard.
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Trippy4U Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
I'm disgusted with the whole thing and how its been handled. Obama did no better then Bush did in New Orleans after Katerina. Same old, same old. Politics as usual.
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EintoeRn Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
It seems that a lot of careless mistakes have been made again ...
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martintinaz Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Professional Photographer
Stunning shot..its looks apocalyptic...:love:

You are right...I also watched the wealthy as they wore their $50,000+ suites and evening gowns
...wining and dining on $3,000 platinum dinners...eating and drinking from nothing but
the finest silverweare, crystal,and gold...attending 10 balls that we pay for from money they
steal from us one way or another...:no:
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Trippy4U Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
There...that says it all...republicans and democrats alike...all sitting down together breaking bread and making deals to fill their coffers at the taxpayers expense. And we, they think, should be grateful when they throw the dog (US) a bone every now and then.
Thank you very much Tina...our sympathies are felt nationally by "the people".
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Mariska1974 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
Very sad, I agree with Renard: the man is nothing before the forces of nature and i say more: is nothing the sight of God ! The man sows and reaps ...
About the politicians are the same anywhere in the world... is fact!:shrug:

I loved the photo, as always ! :hug: :glomp:
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Trippy4U Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
Thank you so much my dear friend :hug:
Both you and Renard are spot on Karla...I agree :rose:
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fiduemi Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
...Superb.....:clap:
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Trippy4U Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
Thank you so much, Sid :highfive:
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fiduemi Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
....:highfive:
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DanStefan Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013   Photographer
A great work !
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Trippy4U Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
I'm much obliged Dan...thank you very much :highfive:
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XanaduPhotography Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
Here, there - inefficacious and selfish governments everywhere. For me sounds like global disease or it's called global trend now.
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Trippy4U Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
For sure its the New Normal world wide!
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XanaduPhotography Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
Sad but true.
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ArtByCher Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013   Traditional Artist
So devastating. Whether it is the sun shinning or the strength of the trees, this really gives a feeling of hope :rose:
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Trippy4U Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
Blues skies I think...always full of promise ;)
Thank you so much Cheryl..really appreciated :heart:
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KDMB Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
Having just re-read "A Tale of Two Cities" brings home why revolutions occur.....but sometimes the will to speak up and fight back are swept away with the storms and in having to fight every fight. Thanks for raising awareness and keeping our consciousness alert my "ornery" ;) friend.
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Trippy4U Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
This is true Kim...if there is one thing we can't fight...it would be Mother Nature.
Thank you my, unlike me, sweet friend :lol:
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surrealistic-gloom Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
It is looking like a waste land, it is very sad.

But your picture is awesome, the branches of the trees are leaning towards the same direction as the clouds. Amazing! :heart:
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Trippy4U Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
Considering the will of New Yorker's...this won't stay barren for too long I hope.
Thank you very much dear Gloom...always highly regarded :hug:
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surrealistic-gloom Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
You are ever so welcome! :hug:
Nevertheless, it is a pity for those people...
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chryssalis Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
Amazing,Richard!!:love::clap:
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Trippy4U Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
I know...a sad story :(
Speaking of that...is everything ok with you. I faved a pic of you and your husband recently and the words your wrote seemed wistful.
I hope I am not intruding on your privacy by asking this...you can note me a reply if you like :hug:
Thank you so much dear Athina :heart:
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Dr-Koesters Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013   Photographer
This is one great picture :) I think the devastation and solitude comes out, nicely contrasted with the blue sky.
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Trippy4U Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
Thank you very much Nils :highfive:
Good point...there seems to always be a beast lurking below sunniest days :thumbsup:
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:iconwingsofdragons:
wingsofdragons Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
heart breaking to think this is all that remains :heart:
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Trippy4U Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
Surreal if you knew what was there beforehand. I know this tragedy is not unique to our area...each day, 24/7, catastrophes are happening the world over. Its just that this one we both saw up close and personal and that's why it touches home for me :hug:
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wingsofdragons Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I have an idea of what was there and I see the devistation every day
a few coworkers lived in Brooklyn and are still waiting for there
homes to be fixed so they can move in and out of families homes
it's so hard :hug:
have a great day my dear Richard
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Trippy4U Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
Soon I hope :heart:
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wingsofdragons Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:hug: good to hear it.........:heart:
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