To 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, The Man of La Mancha, Don Quixote explains his quest and the reasons behind it. He saw windmills and believed they were dragons, which 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
To run…where the brave dare not go… Sometimes it is with fear 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 who is trying to clean up a mess they have caused by opening their big mouth when they should have kept it shut! Been there, done that!
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 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, 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 probably the hope for everyone reading these thoughts. 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. Be inspired to get your dream out, dust it off and start all over again to dream the impossible dream!