Ode to Failure.

“Ode to Failure” – A short film
Written, illustrated and produced by Tamara Levitt

For those who have fallen, or have yet to fall.

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15 Comments on Ode to Failure.

  1. Eric Sorenson
    October 1, 2013 at 3:31 pm (4 years ago)

    Wow! There’s so much to be said for taking the opportunity to grow and not being attached to the outcomes. Thanks for sharing your story.

  2. Jerome Godboo
    October 1, 2013 at 4:54 pm (4 years ago)

    Thanks so much for sharing this inspirational film and setting a soulful tone to my day.I dig the brave honesty and way you’ve managed to soften the harsh critic.Wonderful to be on the path with you. With Metta Jerome

  3. Bessie Chow
    October 3, 2013 at 2:43 am (4 years ago)

    Thanks for this, Tamara. This is great!!!

  4. Sandy
    October 3, 2013 at 9:31 am (4 years ago)

    Sage advice, Tamara, and framed in a sincere, eloquent, and playful, presentation. Your drawings and animation are very warm and effective for all ages, as well. It’s great that you are able to open up publicly in this way, as a catharsis and as an aid to others. As for your metaphorical airline pilot, as is said, “one’s attitude determines one’s altitude. All the best, Sandy

  5. Chris Grosso
    October 4, 2013 at 5:49 pm (4 years ago)

    Wonderful Tamara. Really appreciated the vulnerability and insight that went into this… that, and The Smiths poster 😉

  6. ray K
    October 7, 2013 at 9:09 pm (4 years ago)

    Wonderful words of wisdom Tamara. Thank you for sharing.

  7. Annette
    October 7, 2013 at 10:26 pm (4 years ago)

    My line is” quitting does not mean walking away or opting out for good,sometimes it just means a simple change of direction” I stand by this as I quit and move on in areas of my life that need changing…Thank you!

  8. Tamara
    October 8, 2013 at 4:09 am (4 years ago)

    Beautiful! <3

  9. Roy Saunderson
    October 8, 2013 at 2:07 pm (4 years ago)

    Thanks for sharing your real life experiences that got you where you are today so the people around you can learn and grow. Loved this medium as a refreshing way to share.
    Best to you within,

  10. Cheryl Scoffield
    October 9, 2013 at 1:15 am (4 years ago)

    Wonderful! A guiding light in a world where many will have to take up the challenge of trying yet again to find a way to contribute.

  11. Rafaela
    October 11, 2013 at 12:53 am (4 years ago)


  12. taylor
    November 3, 2013 at 9:52 am (4 years ago)

    nice, thanks

  13. ace
    November 16, 2013 at 12:55 am (4 years ago)

    You know they say the sexiest thing is a woman’s mind. I respect your struggle and I thank you for making me a better man with your video.

  14. Anne Stabile
    July 13, 2016 at 12:52 pm (1 year ago)

    I’ve been struggling to get both teachers and administrators to understand these ideas, incorporate them into the curriculum and begin both to give mindfulness training (oftentimes much needed in this stressful day and age) to students. Thus far, the hard, bruising dictatorial ideals of a 1950’s mentality seem to be winning–but I can see small changes. Out of necessity if nothing else. Thank you for this beautiful video. Your vulnerability about failing will hopefully help each class I play this for understand that failure is simply a way to understand a better road. Thank you!


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