The Possible Dream
The Quixotic Wisdom of Don Quijote’s Sancho
by Bernardo Aparicio García
Quixotic is an adjective that—though not necessarily complimentary—has thoroughly benign connotations. I might not be pleased
if someone described my endeavors as quixotic, but I would not therefore judge myself maligned; I would understand the person who so described them to mean, not that my activities were lacking in goodness, but rather that they suffered from an excess of it. Don Quijote, Cervantes’s mad knight from La Mancha, has passed into the popular imagination as the archetype of a dreamer whose dreams are only too noble for the world. He is the idealist . . .