In the film Croupier, Clive Owen plays a struggling writer who takes a job at a casino. He’s approached by a gambler planning a heist. Down on her luck she’s prepared to do anything.
The action unfolds around the relationship between the two characters. It’s high stakes for the pair as they go deep into the temptations of the game. Classic British noir.
Just when Jack thinks he’s up, things go arwy. But he’s philosophical about it. Easy come, easy go.
The line stayed with me because it’s brilliantly mindful. The key to any practice is to put in effort without being attached to the results.
Hold on tightly, let go lightly.