Sunday, February 14, 2010

Ice Skating

I enjoyed ice skating... When I was ice skating regularly, my thoughts about it were reflected in the poem, "High Flight" by Gillespie Macgee:  "Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of earth
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;"

I don't know why I don't watch the skating events between the Olympics, but I seem never to catch them... But I love watching them during the Olympics...

I am haunted by the movie "Ice Castles" about the girl who works out for the Olympics, has a skating injury that leaves her blind, but tries a comeback that is disrupted by the flowers thrown in congratulations on the ice rink...

Some say figure skating is boring... I say it is beautiful, bliss on ice, grace embodied.

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