Thank you SO MUCH for such a detailed eyewitness account of SOI Japan. I feel as if I also was there. I'm pleased to hear how much you enjoyed Dorothy. She always had the most beautiful skating posture. Yuka Sato reminds me of her in that regard. I'm thrilled to hear that Ilia has retained his textbook jumps, and that Yagudin and Irina are still skating. As for Kurt, I love your description of him "playing music with blades." I think that's exactly what comes through in his skating. It's wonderful to hear how great Daisuke was and how graceful Mao was (though like you, I am fearful for her jumps). I too wish you could go back and see it again tomorrow. And that I could go with you!