#SoCS- Figure Skating

Linda’s #SoCS prompt – Figure
Badge Photo Credit – Shelley

Figure skating has been a joy for me to watch over the years. Seeing these athletes gracefully landing loops and pirouettes to the rhythm of their chosen music is lovely.

Image Credit: Pixabay

I love their elegance, choice in outfits, reflecting what they want to express to their audience. Balancing on ice while keeping the rest in mind!

I figure that’s what inspired me to skate. Mom bought me my first set of rollerblades from the Toys R’ Us for my birthday. Cute set too – Magenta buckles/wheels and white boots! My neighborhood friends and I would create little routines.

The fun one to practice was what we called the Figure 8. We used the indented cracks in the driveway to guide our paths. Dramatically, we held each other as we intersected paths on the infinity.

There were friendships in that neighborhood that I wanted to last for infinity. People grow and change, go off in their own directions though.

Image Credit: Pixabay

Little ducklings growing into beautiful swans. I’m reminded of a glass figurine of a swan my aunt gave me. I turn the dial and it plays a tune. Spinning around. Not knowing what direction it will face once the melody fades away.

Will the swans be united again after swimming in such different directions for so long? β›Έ

Image Credit: Pixabay

Whoosh! Feeling a blast of cold air as I’m ice skating wakes me up and makes me feel alive while skating with friends. Then comes the inevitable….

*CRASH* Ahh!

My skate gets caught in someone else’s deep indentation in the ice, and I flip over and slide, stomach-flat, across the arena at an incredible speed. I’m disoriented, and everything looks like a blinding set of stars.

Yes, sometimes the cracks in life can make you more than stumble. All I can do is get up, and try again once I get my bearings straight! πŸ˜€

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16 Comments Add yours

  1. kristianw84 says:

    I too love figure skating. I wish I was that graceful. Lol. This was a lovely read. ❀

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    1. theresaly520 says:

      πŸ˜„ Thank you! It takes lots of practice (at least for me!) πŸ˜‰πŸ’›β›Έ

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  2. Sadje says:

    A profound write up.

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    1. theresaly520 says:

      Thank you Sadje πŸ™‚

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      1. Sadje says:

        A pleasure πŸ˜‡

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  3. The Eclectic Contrarian says:

    I could totally see you being a figure skater!

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    1. theresaly520 says:

      Such a psychic, John! πŸ˜‰ Skating is such a thrill for me. Hope you’re well!

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      1. The Eclectic Contrarian says:

        Awesome!! You just have the look 😁

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  4. Wow. What’s next. . .do you skateboard, too?

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    1. theresaly520 says:

      πŸ˜‰ No, haven’t skate boarding yet! Though, I enjoy watching other people do tricks on YouTube!

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      1. J. S. says:

        Oh ya, but it’s a little more entertaining when they fall 😁

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        1. theresaly520 says:

          Sounds painful to watch when I think about it! πŸ˜€

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    1. theresaly520 says:

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