It's not often in any sport that such a luminary comes along, with a combination of talent, perseverance, focus, and charisma. I feel lucky that the one that showed up in this country, in this generation, was the one whose skating I have loved the best. (That doesn't always happen. The year Tara was the biggest thing in skating, I admired her but could not love her as I love Michelle, Kurt, Gordeyeva/Grinkov, Klimova/Ponomarenko.) Though she's chosen to leave the performance aspect of skating, Michelle surely knows that her fans continue to wish for the best for her, and I'm glad she's chosen to share her latest good news with us.