‘The Impossible Dream’ (‘The Quest’) is a song composed by Mitch Leigh, with lyrics written by Joe Darion. The song is the most popular song from the 1965 Broadway musical ‘Man of la Mancha’ and is also featured in the 1972 film of the same name starring Peter O’Toole.
The complete song is first sung by Don Quixote as he stands vigil over his armour, in response to Aldonza's question about what he means by ‘following the quest’. It is reprised partially three more times – the last by prisoners in a dungeon as Miguel de Cervantes and his manservant mount the drawbridge-like prison staircase to face trial by the ‘Spanish Inquisition’.
The song was awarded the 'Contemporary Classics Award' from the 'Songwriter's Hall of Fame'. The song has also been covered by too many artistes to enumerate; with a few including, Jack Jones, Frank Sinatra, The Temptations, Shirley Bassey, Matt Monro, Glen Campbell, Andy Williams, Cher, Roberto Flack, Elvis Presley and Luther Vandross.
So, I ask all you facing strife, pain and struggle in your life to look for the rainbow of hope behind every cloud after the shower downpour has done its worse, and permit your mind to see the brighter day ahead. Allow any uncertainty in your life to drift away from you in your dark clouds of doubt and replace any irrational belief you hold (ie beliefs that cannot be demonstrably proved to exist in reality), with more rational thoughts and more positive beliefs. It has long been established that what a person actually tells himself/ herself what will happen to them, will be more likely to happen! Tell yourself bad things will happen to you or good things, and you automatically increase the likelihood of those things happening. Nothing will make a thing 'good or bad', 'true or false', except saying it is so! If we must indulge in self-talk(which has been demonstrated we all do, all the time), then mere common sense ought to tell us to engage in believable and positive self-talk.
We begin at the start of every new day. Each morning, we look into the mirror and reaffirming that we look okay and that we are a good person who deserves to be sufficiently happy. We also reaffirm by self statement, 'Today is a good day to be alive.'
Love and peace Bill xxx