Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Irina Slutskaya

Yesterday they were showing a rerun of the skating championships in China. This was right before the Russia cup. She was just awesome - technically and in terms of creativity. I love watching ice-skating, watching those gravity-defying jumps, and twirls, the sheer beauty of line and form, flowing irridescent colors and the glimpses of passion underneath. For Irina, the passion and love shows in every move, every gesture. She had illness, operations all through the previous year, and yet came back at top form, with new energy, enthusiasm and the characteristic never-say-die attitude. She's irrepressible and seems a genuinely great person. Just one of my heroes.

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