Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Phoenix


before
the violence of flight

before
his blade
slams into the ice
and liftoff shards pierce
the air

before
every muscle
explodes
straining
thrusting
twisting
with elegantly 
brutal force

before
the crushing weight
of gravity
hurls
him back
onto frozen water
the punishing impact
disguised
if all goes well
by
exquisite
grace

before
he knows
whether he will


fall



or 



soar


Johnny, eyes closed, 
captured in the millisecond 
just prior to a jump. 
Please click twice for full-size view. 



Our passions are the true phoenixes; 
when the old one is burnt out, 
a new one rises 
from its ashes.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Beautiful art by @ayukovon, tweeted yesterday
in response to the announcement that Johnny would be 
competing in TWO Grand Prix events 
in the 2012-2013 season. She wrote: 
"Congratulations!! I'm so happy!! 
can't wait for return of you like lovely phoenix♥♥"


Later in the day, 
Johnny tweeted this message to fans.



From Fallen Angel to Phoenix...

Of all the winged creatures, none is so mystical, beautiful, 
or wondrous as the legendary Phoenix. 
The Phoenix is breathtaking. ...

Despite its undeniable beauty, 
the Phoenix has a host of extraordinary abilities 
that make even the strongest of skeptics take note. ...

The most amazing ability: 
the Phoenix is revived in its own fire,
reborn from its own ashes. 

The Phoenix knows no borders...
and seems happiest when... 

soaring

adapted from The Phoenix.



All HDOI photos © David Ingogly.
Please click twice for larger view.
Click here for glorious full-size image
of the last photo (yes, I love it so much
that I ran it again today).



Bonus pupdate pic!! 
Tweeted by Victor with the simple caption: 
"Serenity."



HE REALLY, REALLY IS!! 
Landing quads and kicking ass 
at a Grand Prix event near you!
Read his comeback statement 
on his website!



New on Johnny's website!! Johnny returns 
to perform again in Sun Valley this summer! 
He'll be the headliner at the Saturday, August 4, ice show, 
and tickets are on sale now!! Don't miss it!




Very special thanks to North Carolina resident 
and all-around awesome person Jana Colgin 
for the petition link. Please visit the 
"Repeal Amendment One" Facebook page for more info.



Please click to vote for Johnny 
once a day as "Best Sportsman"
Because he retweeted Luisa Lotka to tell us 
he wants us to! (Note: With his "58.132" rating, 
he is currently in 1st place in both 
Figure Skating AND across all sports!)



New on Johnny's website!!
In early June he'll be heading to China 
for Artistry on Ice: Red Temptation
Weibo, here we come!!




It's not too late! Subscribe now 
and get the entire Johnny Weir perspective, 
including his never-before-heard free skate commentary 
available exclusively on icenetwork.com!



Q and A! Go read it now!



with MAC is pretty much sold out, 
but I'm leaving this video on here 
for a little while longer 
because I love it so much.



Yes! Johnny's dresses are now available
for purchase only on eDressMe.com!



At last: Pop Star On Ice is now available on DVD!
Order yours today from the Pop Star On Ice website!



Johnny tweeted:
"Buy my single,'Dirty Love' via iTunes.
Tell all your friends to as well. The more copies sold
takes me one step closer to making a video! №1!"

IN THE SAME WAY THAT IT NEEDS AIR.
You know what to do.
Please buy the song from Johnny's website,
or just click the "Buy" button on the player
at the top of the blog!



Hey, Welcome to My World also is available
as an eBook! More info on Johnny's website!


copyright 2012 / Binky and the Misfit Mimes / Lynn V. Ingogly / all rights reserved

7 comments:

mlockhart said...

The photo of Johnny with his eyes closed, BEAUTIFUL! Glad to see the Phoenix rise again!

Maggie St. said...

I can't even form any words right now. My mind is happily all asdfghdjkfsljkfdslaajskdf!!!!!

and those photos!!! More of the same akjdkaljfkdlasjfkdljf!!!

boomerbubie said...

Binky-dear God/Goddess! I am soaring. Your magnificent words and pics tapped into the power, beauty and mystical gift that is JOHNNY WEIR. His beauty and uniqueness on ice, and off is his gift from God- and Johnny's gift to all of us! Thank You @johnnygweir for returning to competition - and Thank You Binky for sharing your beautiful gift with all Johnny's angels and kits worldwide Luv2uBb. Priscilla

Blacklace28 said...

I´m late, I know... but better late than never, right?
I don´t think I have ever experienced something quite as extraordinary as what I am experiencing with Johnny returning to competition... I´m so proud of him, so beyond happy to see him thrive and grow beyond what life and destiny had in store for him. Such a worderful man, so in-touch with his inner-self and so caring of his fans, so willing to share his gift with us, so ready to include us in his every day life!
As always, words are not enough to make justice to your wonderful blog. The Poem, so real, so accurate!!! The picture of Johnny with his eyes closed, the second before he throws himself into the air in a jump... Perfect!!!
On a sidenote: How the hell did Davey manage to make that shot?!?!

aaaack said...

So looking forward to seeing Johnny soar and what form his plumage will take.

I'm so looking forward to this fall and seeing Johnny skate.... far moreso than the summer Olympics in London.

Compared to the excitement of seeing Johnny skate and compete...in my eyes the other sports are milquetoaste by comparison.

By the way, that's an incredible photograph.

Princess Johnny-Love ♥ said...

LOVE LOVE today's post!! <3

WheresMyKoppy said...

Once again, beautiful in it's simplicity, MM!

When I saw the announcement about Johnny going back to Sun Valley I thought maybe this was another chance for me to see him. But it's probably not going to happen, just like my seeing Boitano at Sun Valley isn't likely to happen... Oh well! I can live vicariously through the people who DO get to go!

And I LOVE the idea of Johnny's 'Phoenix' program. A phoenix rising from the ashes!