Monday, January 3, 2011

Who Loves to Tickle The Ivories More...?

Some time ago, I submitted a photo and some text for NDSC's "More Alike Than Different" poster campaign.  I sent a photo of Samantha playing piano, asking, "Who loves to tickle the ivories more, you or me?"  (The image below was an earlier incarnation where I inadvertently put the emphasis on the word "You" rather than "Me."  It was subsequently changed, cheerfully and graciously, by NDSC at my request, but for some reason Blogger won't let me upload that revised image.)
The posters were displayed beautifully on the NDSC website for a time, and it was a lot of fun clicking through and seeing the familiar faces of some, and the beauty and inspiration of all.

Sadly, hackers got onto the site and defaced the images and text, so the page was pulled down.  I won't go off on a tangent here about how sick some people are, as that's not the point of this post.  I never saw what they did, and am glad I didn't.  Ignorance really can be bliss in some circumstances.

Instead, NDSC contacted the people who had submitted their posters, asking for permission to use their images in a new awareness video they were creating.  The beautiful and breathtaking result is below.  Pay particular attention to ...dream of being onstage...  :-)  By the way, to fully view it (blog formatting issues here) and to see Sammi's pic, please click on the body of the video while it's playing to take you to the YouTube version directly.

7 comments:

stephanie said...

OMGoodness! So many familiar faces in there! And they are all so much bigger now!! Thanks for sharing this.

Chromosomally Enhanced said...

Love the poster of Sammi and the positive awareness it is doing! I have to say I am fed up with the ignorance...that is targeting our fellow humans and the people we love dearly...I am wracking my brain on how we can stop the ignorance...smiles

RobMonroe said...

Wonderful video - thanks for sharing. I have never understood why people hack into websites and trash them. Ugh.

Rochelle said...

Thanks for sharing this video. So awesome to see so many faces we recognize.
That will certainly raise awareness in such a positive way.

evrfwd said...

love this!!! Sammi is a star!!! so cool Thanks for sharing this. I will re-post it on my blog. oxox

ParkerMama said...

Fantastic! I haven't seen this. Thanks so much for sharing.


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Lacey said...

I never did get around to making a poster for Jax. I should still do it, and do one for Arina as well!