More to come!!! Hey, It’s not my fault that they are such great huggers, there really is an enormous amount of material to draw from ;-P
In no particular order:
Canadian Nationals 2009
Scott is Tessa’s number one fan, and never was it more apparent than at this particular moment, when she had just powered through the intricacies of the Pink Floyd program in spite of her recent surgery. “I’m so proud!”, he kept repeating. And she appreciated him. I may be alone in thinking this, but I believe that “resurrecting” these costumes years later for the first choreography they created all by themselves (’Into the Mystic’) was no coincidence, I think they reminded them of how many obstacles they had overcome together.
Skate Canada 2012
Not only is Scott Tessa’s number one fan, he is also aware of how hard she tends to be on herself, which is why he is extra supportive as soon as he gets a whiff of her starting to doubt herself. Tessa has grown more confident in the last few years, so I don’t know whether we’ll see this sort of moment again, but it just goes to show how caring and protective Scott is of her, always. The little kiss he planted on her neck is another matter entirely ;-P
I read a sweet and hilarious Lemony Snicket quote a few days ago: “It is always sad when someone leaves home, unless they are simply going around the corner and will return in a few minutes with ice-cream sandwiches.” To me, this moment was beautiful because of the parallel it enshrined: Tessa and Scott were on home ice (London, Ontario), but, to tell the truth, they could have been anywhere, because they are each other’s home. They didn’t win that year, but in the end all that mattered was that they still kept finding each other, no matter what, which was probably why they felt like they had to run back into each other’s arms after being separated for the end of their exhibition. There was no sadness in their brief separation because they knew they were about to make an ice-cream sandwich.
Skate Canada 2012 and Cup of Russia 2012
I put these two together because I think it’s just extraordinary how Tessa and Scott never hug the same way. Ever. She initiates the hug in the first one, he initiates it in the second one. They squeeze each other tightly in the first one, they gently lull each other in the second one. Same costumes, different emotions. Passion and tenderness. Tessa and Scott. Scott and Tessa.