On this day, when the ladies' figure skating Olympic gold medal will be awarded, I am remembering how intensely I wanted to be as graceful on ice as the figure skaters I saw in the Olympics when I was a young girl. I could skate fairly well, but I could not scratch spin or spiral or jump. Sigh. It was such a strong yearning at the time. Fast forward 40 years. I still want gracefulness, but more of attitude and spirit than of body.