What if you spent every day looking for One Beautiful Thing?

On Ice



skateIt’s May. I’m thinking about summer. I’m thinking about sunscreen and bathing suits and frozen cocktails at sunset and dancing all night in the breezes coming off the Great South Bay. I’m not thinking about winter sports. I’m certainly not thinking about ice skating. Until. Until I saw this video in my Facebook feed, and I ended up on my feet, applauding and crying like a crazy person. (I eventually realized they couldn’t see/hear me, and I sat down again. I’m not a complete loon.)

This is the incomparable Vanessa James and Morgan Cipres taking the 2017 World Team Trophy in Tokyo. Prepare to stand. And cheer.

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

24 thoughts on “On Ice

  1. So beautiful I cried.

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  2. Where has time gone? More than fifty years ago my partner and I won the Junior Gold medal in skating. Roller and not ice. Wonder how good I would be today. Not very but at age 76 I probably shouldn’t be on skates to start with. Great Tube. Beautiful skating. Body control was unbelievable. I know the number of hours they had to put in on that routine. I wonder if they are a couple off the ice. I was surprised at the large number that were just skate partners and when their own way off the ice/boards. Hal

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  3. I’m a devoted fan of figure skating. James and Cipres are not a couple off ice, but they sure steam it up on the ice. I’ve been watching them develop for years and this year they finally broke through. Here’s another for you – the incomparable Sui and Han from China.

    Oh and Ice Dancers Papadakis and Cizeron from France

    Love your blog by the way.

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  4. This might be the most beautiful Beautiful Thing you’ve posted. (Wiping tears from eyes)

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  5. Amazing–I have goosebumps!

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  6. That was beautiful indeed! The synchronization was amazing, every movement so graceful and elegant.

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  7. It is not something I do often (usually only catching a bit here and there during the Olympics) but I find there is something very mentally soothing or hypnotic about watching figure skating. That was a pretty breathtaking routine.

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  8. Reblogged this on GettingrealwithPTSD and commented:
    Something excellent to behold!

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  9. I love figuring skating! Such strange but fascinating sport.

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  10. Reblogged this on Sunshinebright and commented:

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  11. OMG! Tears! Beauty and excellence!

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  12. Beautiful ice dancing! And those frog hats are cute!

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