You Can Remember It Whenever You Want.
“IF ONE ADVANCES CONFIDENTLY IN THE DIRECTION OF HIS DREAMS AND ENDEAVORS TO LIVE THE LIFE WHICH HE HAS IMAGINED, HE WILL MEET WITH SUCCESS UNEXPECTED IN COMMON HOURS.”
HENRY DAVID THOREAU.
“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 strive with your arms reaching upwards 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 shall lie peaceful and calm when I’m laid to my rest.
And the world shall 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.”
Man of La Mancha
Lyrics: Joe Darion
Music: Mitch Leigh
“And the world shall be better for this.” Wouldn’t that be wonderful? Which brings us back to knights, to you, and the end of this workbook.
2014 Note: By far and away, this song and the musical itself was the most influential piece of music for me. It has been the bulwark of my foundation. I wrote about it here.