Devdas 

I started this blog with a poem, but have not ventured into the lyrical explorations of failure since.  Last week, I watched the stunning Bollywood film Devdas (thanks Nina) with a script as richly crafted as its dazzling shots. In an inevitable moment of despair, the courtesan Chandramukhi speaks this lyrical line embracing the adversity (and Bollywood sure knows how to do adversity)…

“If sorrow be joy’s harbinger, every loss signals what gain shall be.”