Eric Meola: Springsteen Photographers for Sandy Relief
Huffington Post - over 4 years
"Come on rise up, rise up..."
With those words from his song "My City of Ruins" -- written barely a month before 9/11 -- Bruce Springsteen continued the theme of redemption that runs through much of his work.
Bruce Springsteen at Hyde Park, London. © Jo Lopez
But, as I watch the sound bites about a general with a vaguely patrician name, my thoughts are on a different battlefront. Emails, texts and Facebook postings cry out at me from every corner of my online life. There is Rose, my accountant in Matawan, N.J., whom I have not been able to reach since Sandy presumably swept her life away. And Bob, my friend from childhood, whose telegraphed emails speak about one horrific turn of events after another. Tonight, his wife's brother has died, and they have lost power again, and he is writing to me from McDonald's, which, of course, has WiFi.
The chorus of Springsteen's gospel-like invocation was on my mind when the phone rang a week ago. It was a new friend I
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