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When a wizard leaves
His magic remains undying
No one’s ever gone

Leon of SolitaryThinkers, June 2015

The legendary actor, singer and author Christopher Lee who passed away a week ago, had always been deeply passionate about the character of Don Quixote, the romantic knight errant of Cervantes’ seventeenth-century classic novel. A year ago, on the eve of his 92nd (yes, ninety second!) birthday, his last symphonic power metal album Metal Knight was released, wherefrom the following song (after the lyrics and images), whose message I strongly identify with.

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, Señor 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! 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 star …

Farewell Sir Christopher Lee.

My undying admiration and gratitude to you, beloved souls,
who dare to dream the Impossible Dream
and strive to heal in Light with me.

~Leon~

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