My favorite quotes, songs and stories, my writings and thots

To Dream the Impossible Dream

I love this movie. Yes, the acting is mildly tacky, the costumes and sets basic, but it’s message is one I love. I wanted to get this entire piece edited from my copy, but wasn’t able to, so was very happy they included the dialog at the beginning of this clip I found. He really knew what it meant to go beyond today, to look ahead and see the world the way it should be, regardless of what those around him thought. If only we all had the courage to see others the way he did, to see potential rather than realism, to see more than met the eye and to act on that faith and belief regardless of the world considering us crazy. The song still gives me goose bumps every time.

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!

 

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