Don Quixote lives

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  1. bruno

    bruno Retired Staff Member

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    A friend just reminded me of this. While they were bemoaning having to read Don Quixote - I thought of the Broadway musical "Man of La Mancha". I am a sentimentalist with something of Don Quixote in my soul as I often charge windmills- but tell me that the words to "The Impossible Dream" aren't the motivation behind lots of soldiers?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EG5wRdYcaCc&feature=related
    "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"
     
  2. Pima

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    You know you just made me feel old. I remember growing up and that was one of my Dad's favorite songs that we listened to in the car on the wa up to our ski home in VT. Here's the daggar...it was sung by ANDY WILLIAMS on an 8 TRACK:eek::eek:
     
  3. bruno

    bruno Retired Staff Member

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    hey my first car was a 5 year old 67 Mustang with an 8 track that I installed myself. I can't imagine listening to :Andy Williams::rolleyes: on it though-Jethro Tull,the Moody Blues, Credence Clearwater or Blood Sweat and Tears would have been more the norm for me
     

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