(Video link here.) We don’t remember how we stumbled on this video by Kathleen Hanna, a New York City-based artist best known for her groundbreaking performances in the seminal 90′s punk band, Bikini Kill, and her more recent multimedia group, Le Tigre.  She made it to accompany the song Let’s Run.

We find it curiously uplifting: a loop of figure skaters falling and messing up routines, IN PUBLIC, then quickly recovering and continuing on. They seem incredibly valiant, and reminds us of Samuel Beckett’s great exhortation:

All of old. Nothing else ever. Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.

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