But back to politics. When this season began I had a dream. Just a dream, absolutely nothing real that might have been whispered about or hinted by any skating officials (judges, federation heads, those sorts of officials). I dream a lot
In this dream fans all over message boards believed D&W and V&M were in a league of their own, that no one could touch them. I even had coaches in my dream saying the same thing. BUT in another scene there were whispers. Whispers that D&W were in a league of their own, that V&M were on par with P&B and P&B could at least beat V&M and fight for Gold by Worlds. Such a disconnect between what was being said out loud in my dream and what was being whispered in my dream. I thought why V&M? If so many believe and say out loud that these two are equals and miles in front of anyone else then why are the people whispering in my dream targeting one of them as suddenly inferior, not only to their main rival but to those below them.
And inside that dream I had another dream where I tried to understand this movement. I first rationalized that the Olympics are two years away and some people might want to shake the foundation of the leaders and this was the year to start. Why one team over the other? Perhaps one team has already had the greatest Olympic success AND the girl has a history of injury AND history shows us that when an ice dance team starts to slide they tend to run and save face siting "injury" as a reason to skip the rest of the season. So if I whisper these doubts to others I'm friendly with they go into a competition with prejudices suddenly seeing things that might not be there. So stage one of my preparation for 2014 is to take down one team this year and it seems to be working, they are getting rattled and becoming obsessed with the numbers and their standing and they start tinkering with things which cuts into their preparation and they flounder around not knowing what to do to improve. And if I'm lucky they take the rest of the season off OR get so flustered completely mess up the rest of their season. But I picked the wrong team OR these two teams don't react as ice dance teams of the past did and turn out to be tough competitors. They continue on to compete at 4CCs and Worlds where fewer of my whispering friends are working and those damn rookies become charmed with a refreshed team who overcame their insecurities and with what they see because they unfortunately haven´t been around much while I was whispering.
I look forward to my dreams for next season because I think the whisperers are not happy right now but I'm curious who they will be whispering about next year. .