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    Quote Originally Posted by Olympia View Post
    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.
    I used to teach both, as well. Macbeth twice each year. I still have most of both memorized, I swear. Those two and large passages of To Kill A Mockingbird.

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    Aren't they splendid texts? Lucky you, to get to work with them. And they sure do reach out across the years and inspire us all as if written just for us. (Though my preference is Richard II, with Henry IV Part I not far behind.)

    I've often been part of a discussion that centered around the idea of whether it would be more rewarding to be (a) a prolific and successful author (one who could enjoy the satisfaction of creating time and time again) but who maybe never wrote an immortal work, or (b) an author who wrote just one or two works--but one of them was equivalent to To Kill a Mockingbird or Wuthering Heights. (Neither Harper Lee nor Emily Bronte ever wrote any other novel, I think.) You know, I've never decided on a final answer to that question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sather View Post
    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
    this thread is the best and will be a best of GS that will help us all in times of loss, fear. Art is for the broken sould I feel. I could not get this link sather...i'm a huge Buttle fan. I thought he'd medal in 2010 oly. i adore him-any other link? I love the selections, many I knew many I did not. Bless you all.

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    Sorry for your loss. My dad is going through chemo right now.Cannot imagine losing him. Here are a few i like also.

    Kurt "bring him home" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jcHqx7Dsgw
    Jeffrey http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7-TDjXB4xQ
    Dai" Amelie" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6fC5Idj5_g

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    Figuristka, I hope your dad improves and never has to deal with this again.

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    I've always LOVED both of these programs, both for the skating & for the music. My prayers go out to you, take one breath, one hour, one day at a time as it comes. Blessings and peace to you!

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

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6f9XQhZ-9_A

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    Quote Originally Posted by figuristka View Post
    Sorry for your loss. My dad is going through chemo right now.Cannot imagine losing him. Here are a few i like also.

    Kurt "bring him home" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jcHqx7Dsgw
    Jeffrey http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7-TDjXB4xQ
    Dai" Amelie" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6fC5Idj5_g
    May he win the battle. I'm a cancer survivor. I'm betting on your dad. Thank you-great skates!

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    Sorry for that broken link here's the right one
    Jeffrey Buttle 2008 SOI Eclogue
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMgoBjmzl0U
    Gerald Finzi Eclogue for piano and strings
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EkQbzZgwfl0

    I love him too. It's a great music and a beautiful performance that sometimes make me cry.

    Figuristka, My dad suffered from liver cancer last year. I gave him my liver and he survived. I cannot imagine what would have happened without the transplant. I hope your dad gets through it too.

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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
    I love janet, was there ever a better free skater? When I think of ladies in her caliber I get two names first Yuka Sato as pro and MK. Her skating is so pure. If skating has a future saint is is janet. Doris, one tech help. I've been watching buts when I can, but all of a sudden the screens on youtube don't allow me to do full screen, so I watch the little size. Its aggravating. Sometimes it goes to full, others not. I want to see the skating full size. I have a macbookpro that is wasted on me. Is this sounding like the synaptic keypad?

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    Thank you Olympia. skateluvr thanks, iam so glad you are well now. sather my gosh what a wonderful thing you were able to do. Such happy news. My dad has gone through 8 chemos which was his course of treatment. We're hoping and praying his scan will be clear or show great improvement.

    I actually hadn't watched Janet before, really such a beautiful skater.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skateluvr View Post
    I love janet, was there ever a better free skater? When I think of ladies in her caliber I get two names first Yuka Sato as pro and MK. Her skating is so pure. If skating has a future saint is is janet. Doris, one tech help. I've been watching buts when I can, but all of a sudden the screens on youtube don't allow me to do full screen, so I watch the little size. Its aggravating. Sometimes it goes to full, others not. I want to see the skating full size. I have a macbookpro that is wasted on me. Is this sounding like the synaptic keypad?
    I'm not sure that this works on Macs, but it does on PCs. There have been some changes on youtube lately that don't work well. Another is what has happened to the ability to get an automatic bookmark for a time internal to the video if there is an advertisment. A lot of the trouble, in fact, seems to be related to Google wanting to be sure you get your ads-you see fewer of them in full screen.


    This works on my PC.
    When you can't get the full screen, try minimizing the page with the small screen on it. The full screen is running behind it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sather View Post
    Sorry for that broken link here's the right one
    Jeffrey Buttle 2008 SOI Eclogue
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMgoBjmzl0U
    Gerald Finzi Eclogue for piano and strings
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EkQbzZgwfl0

    I love him too. It's a great music and a beautiful performance that sometimes make me cry.

    Figuristka, My dad suffered from liver cancer last year. I gave him my liver and he survived. I cannot imagine what would have happened without the transplant. I hope your dad gets through it too.
    Sather, what a wonderful thing! There are still not a lot of living donors for liver, but as doctors learn more, it's the ideal organ to donate, because it regenerates to full function in both donor and recipient. Man, this is a terrible century in some aspects, but medical advances make it wonderful at the same time--sometimes our progress takes my breath away. What a blessing that you could take such a vital part in your father's survival.

    Figuristka, Janet Lynn's beautiful skating underscores for me that there's something more to skating than just racking up points. Some of the jumps she did were doubles, and you still can't take your eyes off her. I agree that Yuka Sato and Michelle are the other skaters I think of when Janet's name comes up. I hope that everything shows up clear with your father.

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    this program makes you smile.
    Akkiko "o" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mOuaUMgFOcg

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    Quote Originally Posted by figuristka View Post
    Thank you Olympia. skateluvr thanks, iam so glad you are well now. sather my gosh what a wonderful thing you were able to do. Such happy news. My dad has gone through 8 chemos which was his course of treatment. We're hoping and praying his scan will be clear or show great improvement.

    I actually hadn't watched Janet before, really such a beautiful skater.
    My dad is also going through chemo. We are nearing six months. If his next scan (in two weeks) shows progress (the last one did) he will get a break before starting a second round of treatment.

    It is so difficult to watch your parent go through this. Prayers and hugs for you and your whole family.

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