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The Impossible Dream

This music box plays the first twinkling notes of 'The Impossible Dream' as the audiobook narrative comes to a close.

The music box was a gift to Steve from 'Lindy Bird' and Christine in 1989.

It would be many years later before the profound impact of this lyrical message was fully realized.


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


by Mitch Leigh and Jim Darion

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