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    I'm very sorry for your loss as well.

    Here's Mao Asada's Jupiter, I hope it makes you feel better: http://youtu.be/VauBsyHb8V8

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    Quote Originally Posted by dorispulaski View Post
    This set, along with Lyra Angelica 1998 Nationals, would be what I would watch
    skateluvr, In lieu of flowers, please accept the following programs as a celebration of your mom's life?

    Grishuk & Platov Memorial & Requiem
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KXNmarKjyiY

    Janet Lynn, who felt her skating was from God, and a gift to the rest of us, respresenting God's promise


    Janet Lynn, Afternoon of a Faun,
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7kTnyOcPy4

    Janet Lynn, 1973
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e59ai1_lY4s

    And the most beautiful pairs program ever, IMO
    Bereznyah & Sikuralidze Lady Caliph
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AB2lyUWrEcE
    So sorry for your loss Skateluvr. Here is another Janet Lynn program that never fails to move me with the ethereal quality of her skating.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zsb4T...tailpage#t=65s

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    When I watch these performances, it just makes me feel like there's a higher power. They're not all consoling but certainly gripping and bring out lots of feeling and emotion--happiness, wistfulness, etc.

    Michelle Kwan "Kissing You" 2000
    Lu Chen "Butterfly Lovers" 1998
    Sasha Cohen "Moonlight Sonata" 2009 (the original, not her retooled competitive LP from 2010)
    Natalia Mishkutienok and Artur Dmitriev "Liebestraum" 1992
    Kristi Yamaguchi & Denis Petrov "One Day I'll Fly Away" 2002 (STUNNING! One of the most beautiful pairs skates I've ever seen--every lift, every spin! And it's only SOI.)
    Meryl Davis and Charlie White "Die Fledermaus" 2012

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    I am very sorry for your loss.

    Ekaterina Gordeeva:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYvrEqbvpsQ

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    I'm very sorry...I will pray for her..

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    I add my thoughts and prayers for you, skateluvr, along with everyone else's. I hope the beauty of our sport helps you through this difficult time.

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    Kristi again, from SOI "Bridge Over Troubled Water"

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BhONsNU1JO0

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    I am deeply sorry for your loss. I send my prayers.

    Jeffrey Buttle 2008 SOI 'Eclogue for Piano and Strings
    -I listen to this music often because it calms me. Gerald Finzi - Eclogue for Piano and Strings

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    Maria Butyrskaya's Otonal at the '99 Worlds: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zYvVzNZNE4E

    A feel good program because we have an underdog performing to her full potential and making history. Whenever I need a lift, I watch this program. Truly inspiring.

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wazOhkRuySI

    Fields of Gold by Michelle Kwan (from the 2002 Olympics). I like it because it was a beautiful, bittersweet moment. I so wanted Kwan to win.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Olympia View Post
    As usual, I drift off topic by including music. Skateluvr, I thought of this on my way home, and it's one of the most sublime pieces of music ever: Ralph Vaughan Williams' "Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis."

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0U6sWqfrnTs

    I don't know whether any of you are familiar with the Narnia books. Sometimes several of my friends and I try to come up with music that best embodies each character. To me, this is Aslan's music.

    Skateluvr, if you listen to it, I hope it brings you the refreshment and solace it brings me.
    this was beautiful. so nice, dearest Olympia. thank you and all offerings. i must try to sleep. imagine, the season over. sad to see the programs skated -meryl and charlie were magnificent, yes? so deserving. Also a great carmen by two teams. voir were gorgeous. i love carmen. so triumphant. i never tire of it. time to sleep, perchance to dream. who said that? a play by william S.? i cannot recall.

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    Lark Ascending: I find it very comforting, pure and touching:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYC2l6iAB1U

    Hope it helps

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    Quote Originally Posted by skateluvr View Post
    this was beautiful. so nice, dearest Olympia. thank you and all offerings. i must try to sleep. imagine, the season over. sad to see the programs skated -meryl and charlie were magnificent, yes? so deserving. Also a great carmen by two teams. voir were gorgeous. i love carmen. so triumphant. i never tire of it. time to sleep, perchance to dream. who said that? a play by william S.? i cannot recall.
    It's a lovely quote by a character who isn't so lovely: Macbeth. (Edit: Louisa reminds me that this is said by Hamlet, not by the Scottish guy. Whoops! Please feel free to have a laugh at my expense; smiling is always good therapy. Anyway, the Merchant of Venice quote below is still a splendid passage to soothe yourself with, especially set to the music in the YouTube video: see below. Recommended to one and all, whatever your mood or inner needs today!)

    You'll be better off with his quote from Merchant of Venice about music, which forms the basis for Vaughan Williams' A Serenade to Music. Here's a recording I've found with soloists instead of a chorus, conducted by Leonard Bernstein. This music is as close to rapturous as anything I've ever heard. Maybe it will help you feel more ready for sleep. You need rest to repair yourself. Remember, we're all thinking of you.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5K7gw4198A


    How sweet the moonlight sleeps upon this bank!
    Here will we sit and let the sounds of music
    Creep in our ears. Soft stillness and the night
    Become the touches of sweet harmony.
    Sit, Jessica. Look how the floor of heaven
    Is thick inlaid with patens of bright gold.
    There’s not the smallest orb which thou behold’st
    But in his motion like an angel sings,
    Still choiring to the young-eyed cherubins.

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    "To sleep, perchance to dream" is not from Macbeth. It is from Hamlet's famous "To be or not to be" soliloquy.

    http://www.monologuearchive.com/s/shakespeare_001.html

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    Goodness! You're right, Louisa! Mea culpa. I was working on lessons for both those plays last month, and they got tangled in my mind. Whoops!

    Thanks for rectifying the error. I should have verified rather than writing that with one eye open at the crack of dawn. I've gone back and placed a correction.



    But isn't that Merchant of Venice quote sublime? My favorite part is below. In early days, people thought that the motion of the stars and planets made music. I know that nowadays we know that there can be no sound in space, because there's no air for the sound waves to travel through, but this is such a lovely way to envision the universe, isn't it?

    Look how the floor of heaven
    Is thick inlaid with patens of bright gold.
    There’s not the smallest orb which thou behold’st
    But in his motion like an angel sings,
    Still choiring to the young-eyed cherubins.

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