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    What programs do you find consoling?

    Which programs do you find the most "consoling?"

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    I like to watch Artur Gachinski's 2011 Worlds LP. Just to remember that that is the skater I fell in love with, and that is the skater I know he can be again - playful, free, fun, charismatic, clean and solid and lovely.

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    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

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    Matt Savoie - "Adagio"

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    Besides Michelle's Lyra Angelica, one that has consoled me many times is her East of Eden, the 1998 version.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQ0reeUnAmE

    This is a long sequence from Stars on Ice with Roca/Sur and Meno/Sand starting it out and Gordeyeva/Kulik finishing it up:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFbUBc2InfA

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    I am heartily sorry for your loss.

    Here are Belousova and Protopopov, Ave Maria.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O468t8Ddit4

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    The favourite program that I love watching when I'm sad: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vii8H8oDvOc It reminds me that life is beautiful and that there are so many great things to watch and to be happy about! Sorry for your mother...

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    Michelle's 1998 East of Eden. Nothing forced, very elegant. And the music is quietly soothing. I'm sorry to hear about your mother.

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    Did I miss something? :(

    Lu Chen: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCRaoNfU0r8 Rachmaninov

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    I'm confused...who's mother are we talking about. I'm very sorry for your loss. Is it Skateluvr? Haven't been on the board all day so I think I missed something.

    I think Michelle's East of Eden program is one of the most beautiful I've ever seen. I love that piece of music anyway but the choreography, her facial expressions, her softness on the ice - all together were perfect!

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    Quote Originally Posted by noskates View Post
    I'm confused...who's mother are we talking about. I'm very sorry for your loss. Is it Skateluvr? Haven't been on the board all day so I think I missed something.

    I think Michelle's East of Eden program is one of the most beautiful I've ever seen. I love that piece of music anyway but the choreography, her facial expressions, her softness on the ice - all together were perfect!
    http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/sho...-Urgent-prayer

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    Thank you demarinis..........

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    Skateluvr, I've been thinking of you and sending prayers today.

    I know these programs are meant for you, but I confess to having watched them, too. I hope you don't mind.

    They are wonderful, and they remind me that our sport can provide beauty, laughs, thrills and excitement, and, yes, consolation in our darkest hours.

    God bless you.

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    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.

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