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Wed Jan 9, 2013, 12:37 PM

BREAKING: Errant knight follows dream

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ALDONZA: Why do you do these things?

DON QUIXOTE
What things?

ALDONZA
These ridiculous... the things you do!

DON QUIXOTE
I hope to add some measure of grace to the world.

ALDONZA
The world's a dung heap and we are maggots that crawl on it!

DON QUIXOTE
My Lady knows better in her heart.

ALDONZA
What's in my heart will get me halfway to hell.
And you, Seņor Don Quixote-you're going to take
such a beating!

DON QUIXOTE
Whether I win or lose does not matter.

ALDONZA
What does?

DON QUIXOTE
Only that I follow the quest.

ALDONZA
(spits)
That for your Quest!
(turns, marches away; stops, turns bock
and asks, awkwardly)
What does that mean... quest?

DON QUIXOTE
It is the mission of each true knight...
His duty... nay, his privilege!
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 stars!


--From 'Man of La Mancha'



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Reply BREAKING: Errant knight follows dream (Original post)
pinboy3niner Jan 2013 OP
lunatica Jan 2013 #1
pinboy3niner Jan 2013 #10
Fire Walk With Me Jan 2013 #2
pinboy3niner Jan 2013 #6
Fire Walk With Me Jan 2013 #12
Berlum Jan 2013 #3
Berlum Jan 2013 #4
pinboy3niner Jan 2013 #5
Berlum Jan 2013 #7
pinboy3niner Jan 2013 #8
Waiting For Everyman Jan 2013 #9
pinboy3niner Jan 2013 #11

Response to pinboy3niner (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 12:40 PM

1. Thanks!

Reading that really does help.

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Response to lunatica (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 01:35 PM

10. You're welcome, lunatica

This is one of my favorites.

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Response to pinboy3niner (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 12:42 PM

2. Ah...where is my Rosinante?

 

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 01:07 PM

6. You'll find your Rosinante at the barricades

Where else?

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #6)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 03:25 PM

12. :)

 

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Response to pinboy3niner (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 12:55 PM

3. This my quest, to follow that star...

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Response to Berlum (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 12:58 PM

4. My fav: I am I

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Response to Berlum (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 01:02 PM

5. And the wild winds of fortune will carry me onward

Onward to glory I go...



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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 01:09 PM

7. ...onward to glory we go...

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Response to Berlum (Reply #7)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 01:12 PM

8. Oh, deer!

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Response to pinboy3niner (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 01:18 PM

9. "I hope to add some measure of grace to the world."

The world could certainly use more of that today. It reminded me of a lyric, "how can love survive in such a graceless age?" (from "Heart of the Matter" by Don Henley).

Beautiful! Thank you, pinboy3niner!

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Response to Waiting For Everyman (Reply #9)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 02:21 PM

11. What a great line

And one that truly is neaningful.

I just received a gift from an old friend across the country with a very complimentary note. That's how grace is measured, in those little things that mean the world.



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