What a touching way to end this special season, with the very program that made many of us love him. It was very fitting, although the great moment of epiphany that was Nice 2012 could never be recreated.
"Owatta", he said at the end of his routine, and indeed, an era of his life and career seem to be over. It’s sort of bittersweet, but exciting at the same time. As he is staring to leave his "prince" days behind, his journey to maturity will be, I think, wonderful to witness . I can’t really explain it without sounding ridiculously cheesy, but I’ve always thought there is a sort of light around him, something that just makes him very special. For me, that light is still very much there and I think it’s there to stay. As long as I see that light in him, I will be more than confident that there are plenty more magical Yuzuru-moments to come, even though they might be very different from R&J2012.
But Yuzu looked indeed extremely tired today, so I hope he’ll get some good rest and plenty of love and support from his nearest and dearest. It was a heck of a journey for him, so I hope he is really happy for what he achieved.
Well done, Yuzuru, you did great! It will be an honour to root for you in this new cycle!