Sunday, May 30, 2010

Day 29: "The Quest" from Man of La Mancha

This song always gives me hope, and since I am at a place in my life where I need lots of it, and strength to continue on in spite of hardship, I decided (since it has been in my head for the last little while as well) to give this to you as my reading for the day. My favorite rendition of this song is done by Brian Stokes Mitchell, a man among men...:) He can sing like an angel, and with POWER! If you ever want to look it up, just go to a search engine and type "The Impossible Dream" is so good, and it will give you what you need to carry on in this chaotic thing called life. The musical is about Don Quixote and his quest for Dulcinea, then, according to my dad, he gets taken off to be executed for being insane...that is not like the book at all, and I definitely need to see the musical to make sure (I definitely want to see it anyway!). The book Don Quixote is also amazing--do not be deterred by the fact that it's a thousand pages long (and I am not kidding!). It was an amazing experience to read it, and I seriously would suggest it to anyone.

The Impossible Dream

Lyrics by Joe Darion
Music by Mitch Leigh

To dream the impossible dream,
to fight the unbeatable foe,
to bear with unbearable sorrow,
to run where the brave dare not go.

To right the unrightable wrong,
to love pure and chaste from afar,
to try when your arms are too weary,
to reach the unreachable star.

This is my quest,
to follow that star --
no matter how hopeless,
no matter how far.

To fight for the right
without question or pause,
to be willing to march into hell for a
heavenly cause.

And I know if I'll only be true to this
glorious quest
that my heart will be peaceful and calm
when I'm laid to my rest.

And the world will be better for this,
that one man scorned and covered with scars
still strove with his last ounce of courage.
To reach the unreachable stars.

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