From the July/August, 2010 issue of Touchstone
The Possible Dream by Bernardo Aparicio García

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 . . .


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