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I know I'm old, but I miss when figure skating was beautiful and exhilarating instead of nerve-wracking and just plain terrifying. It always lifted my heart in the old days. Ever since the Olympics with the feuding divas twenty years ago, there have been more athletes on their butts on the ice than we ever might've imagined would be displayed in such exalted levels of competition as to get on TV. I don't even think about watching anymore. I am sick of sitting here with my heart in my throat. Not worth it... even if I did not have the option of watching after we know everyone lived.

Anyway, this kid is both more like the old days and yet more current. I have high hopes for him.