The Impossible Dream

rainbow-blue-sky-cloudsTo Dream…the Impossible Dream… what does that mean to you? What seems out of reach in your life? In the play for which this song was written, Man of La Mancha, Don Quixote explains his quest and the reasons behind it. He saw windmills and believed they were dragons and he fought believing that he was doing a noble deed.

To fight…the unbeatable foe… Sometimes I feel like I am fighting against the wind and it feels as if nothing is being accomplished then suddenly things begin to fall in place and I know that because I am striving to do the right and noble thing in all I do that even though people might deem me crazy, as they did Quixote, I will be proud of myself. You cannot ask for more than that can you?

To bear…with unbearable sorrow…When a mother gives birth it is with agonizing birth pains. You are told to push and from personal experience it feels as if the pain is tearing your insides apart, but the result is the tiny baby to whom you give your heart and are able to hold in your arms. Giving up a relationship that you know isn’t right, walking away from friends that you know are leading you down a garden path that leads straight into hell and causes you a world of trouble isn’t as easy as it should be, to walk away without looking back is painful but the peace you feel in your heart, mind and soul is well worth the pain as the baby is to the mom.

To run…where the brave dare not go…I remember my “Pop” saying that my dad, “the Champ”, would go places on his motorcycle that he wouldn’t even dare to go! Sometimes it is with fear and trepidation that we go into a situation knowing what needs to be done but being fearful to be the one that speaks up!

To right…the unrightable wrong…When I read that line I think of someone that is trying to clean up a mess they have caused by opening their big mouth when they should have kept it shut! I did something yesterday that I almost regretted very much. I was trying to bring a group of people together by sending one message to them all asking for peace and goodwill, not thinking that anyone would actually respond, just read and think. One of them wrote and made some statements that could have incensed some of the group to wrath! I wanted to break my own fingers for thinking I had done a good thing! It’s better to think long and hard before you open mouth and insert foot!

To love…pure and chaste from afar…This is a very hard one to put into practice. People say the heart wants what it wants, but I say when it wants something that is going to cause someone else pain then it is very wrong, just walk away. There is nothing wrong with you feeling love it is putting it into action inappropriately that is wrong.

To try…when your arms are too weary…I think we can all identify with just being bone tired and sometimes I feel I have given everything inside of me to help a situation and then I am asked to do one more thing, so I am learning to say “my arms are too weary to tote that load today”. Maybe not in those words but you have to know when you have gone the stretch to try as hard as you can and then give it up to God.

To reach…the unreachable star…That is the hope for everyone listening to the ramblings of this old girl. That star for me is named Hope, the hope that I can live in such a way as to make myself proud that I actually attained the Impossible Dream.

Reading the first line to each paragraph gives you the words to the most familiar verse of that beautiful song. Read it through and be inspired to get your dream out, dust it off and start over again to dream the impossible dream!

In case you are wondering, after sweating bullets for awhile, my faux pas worked out just fine!

2 Replies to “The Impossible Dream”

  1. Thank you, I share a lot of your feelings & thoughts with this one. But I have to say my dream is to live so close to God I can hear His heart beat. Then be able to know that anyone I lay my hands on to pray for, everything we ask for will come to pass as we desire.. I am not looking for fame or fortune( though it would be nice to have lots to freely share with those without) I just want to be a useable vessel for His glory & honor. I see so many people around me hurting & I wish to make it all go away. I never lost a newborn child so I can’t say how it feels. But when my daughter was born we had a terrible fight keeping her alive. She had a terrible time being born & was allergic to everything we tried to feed her. My heart was breaking & I could do nothing but pray. I set up in the rocker & held in my arms for almost 3 weeks before we could lay her down. So I understand pain to that degree but not when you lose one so small. I want to be able to know that God will heal them as I pray. People like your Mother have lived for the Lord all her life. And now to be robbed of her mind in her last days to me is cruel. It is not God’s fault & I don’t pretend to even accuse Him. I know it is the enemy who we fight. But I want to make it right. So my dream is impossible but I refuse to quit believing & trying. Just one victory is worth the fight. God bless you. Thanks for hearing me out. I do appreciate you & your gift of wisdom.


    1. Thank you for sharing your feelings with me, it isn’t ever easy but there is always a nugget in something you say that might be a help to someone else! Blessings! 🙂


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