February 18, 2010

On watching figure skating

I have a hard time doing so. It's my empathy gene, I think; I feel so badly when somebody falls and four years of work goes down the tubes in a split-second that it's nearly unbearable.

But, you say, don't you feel that way about skiers, too? And yes, I do, but somehow it's not quite the same. Maybe it's because skiers are all bundled up and I can't see their faces. The skaters are wearing more-or-less regular clothing (not you, Johnny Weir) and their emotions are right up front with the crowd and the viewing audience.

Posted by Linkmeister at February 18, 2010 07:55 PM | TrackBack

I hear what you're saying. And I wish they could all skate clean programs. But I guess that's what competition is all about. And I certainly enjoyed the Olympic skaters this year.

Posted by: cassie-b at February 19, 2010 02:55 PM