Play it, Jen

Every good movie has a piano player somewhere in the background--
sometimes seen, usually unseen.
Seldom really noticed.
The feeling, the very soul of a scene, is created by that person tinkering at the keys.
It has been said, "All the world's a stage."
Well then...Play it, Jen.

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Location: Over Yonder, Missouri

I'm a California Native transplanted to the Missouri Ozarks. I've learned how to chase cows in high heels and load hay faster than you can say "Coco Chanel." These are some of our pictures and stories of living in a land with breath-taking beauty and adventure around every bend.

Saturday, December 02, 2006


What can your hands accomplish?

There are a couple of stories about the pictures I put at the end of this film:

Gregory J. Smith established the Children at Risk Foundation (CARF) in Norway in 1992 and in Brazil in 1993. He lived with children on the street and helped them by offering an alternative home and lifestyle. Since it began, the organization has created Street Migration Prevention Programme to help vulnerable, at risk, and abandoned street children. Many children have been given a second chance with life through these programs.

Mary Ann Finch is the director of the San Francisco Care Through Touch Institute (CTI). They offer massage therapy (even just washing feet sometimes) to those living on the margins of society in that area. "This work is not about massage as we have come to know it in the traditional sense. This work is about the power of touch--touching not just the aches and pains, but touching inside a person to that place where they have been wounded by abuse or isolation."

The poem "The Touch of the Master's Hand" was written by Myra Brooks Welch
The music is an adaptation of 'Rondeau' from Abdelazar by Henry Purcell ... (more)


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