Welcome back to SK, where, in celebration of today’s kickoff of the Olympic Ladies’ Figure Skating competition, we highlight the union of my classic novel “Little Women” and figure-skating sensation Tara Lipinksi.
Tara, as you know, is commentating the Sochi figure skating events with another favorite Johnny Weir, who we also adore. (an aside: One twitter called Johnny “A walking Middle Finger in Sochi. An American Hero. – we agree!!)
Who knew, back in 1867, when the work I composed on a pine slab nailed to my bedroom wall at the Orchard House, would reappear on ice?
Here in this 1997 video, you will see a tiny Tara skating to the score composed by Thomas Newman for the 1994 movie version of “Little Women.” What an honor to be paired with the youngest world skating champion ever, who happens to remain one classy gal. The commentator says Tara chose this music because she could so identify with the characters of Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy.
Again, I’m honored. Enough about me, enjoy the video and the Olympics and/or whatever else that makes you happy.