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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?

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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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