Sunday, December 26, 2010

To dream the impossible dream

I love the opera, I always have, but having all brothers I didn't go too much growing up.  There has always been something about opera and musicals that touches me and speaks to me.  So many times the words just jump out at me and resonate into my very soul.  One of my favorite books was Don Quixote, by Miguel de Cervantes, so I loved it when I saw Man of La Mancha, a play based on Cervantes masterpiece.  One particular song is called, The Impossible Dream.  Listen to the words, read them again, how does this apply to you?

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 lie 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 star

That unreachable star, we all have one, are we reaching for it though?  More importantly I have to ask myself, do I have the courage to reach for the unreachable star?  That is a goal of mine to always be reaching got those unreachable stars, so when all is said and done I can say I gave it my best shot and have no regrets.

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