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Make a joyful noise

Who’s in the mood for something fun? I found this ice skating performance on youtube that is stunning. It’s Rudy Galindo at the US Figure Skating Championships in 1996. He was in third place when he skated his long program to Swan Lake, imagining himself as a jazz dancing version of the evil sorcerer Rothbart.

It was his hometown. He was 26, the oldest men’s competitor. He lost both of his coaches in the previous year, one to AIDS. And while his former pairs partner Kristi Yamaguchi went on to fame and fortune and Olympic gold, Rudy’s career was out of sync.

So he gave it all he had. He skated for the joy of it. Just watch.