Long Island New York: Street Scene from July 2011

Susanna, Duchess of Peace writes: Today, I went out to run errands, and took my camera with me. I was hoping to see some sign of the times — like when I was on our Royal Peace Tour and saw a peace bumper sticker. One scene I observed was this woman, on a busy street near the shopping malls in Nassau County. She was dressed in a long, denim skirt. She was walking up and down the median, holding up a cardboard sign to the cars waiting for the red light. The sign asked for money for her and the children she had to support.

This image seems like a sign of the times for me, considering the high unemployment rate and the state of the economy. To get to peace, we have to build an economy where everyone who wants to work can work in a job with dignity.

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