Today, Don Quixote de la Mancha on Yareah Magazine. Don’t you love Miguel de Cervantes? Well, listen to him and afterwards, answer:
“All I know is that while I’m asleep, I’m never afraid, and I have no hopes, no struggles, no glories — and bless the man who invented sleep, a cloak over all human thought, food that drives away hunger, water that banishes thirst, fire that heats up cold, chill that moderates passion, and, finally, universal currency with which all things can be bought, weight and balance that brings the shepherd and the king, the fool and the wise, to the same level.”
As you can see, Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra’s prose is beautiful but also, he created one of the best main characters of history: Don Quixote. That crazy man:
“Finally, from so little sleeping and so much reading, his brain dried up and he went completely out of his mind.”
However, Don Quixote could be tender, even smart:
“Remember that there are two kinds of beauty: one of the soul and the other of the body. That of the soul displays its radiance in intelligence, in chastity, in good conduct, in generosity, and in good breeding, and all these qualities may exist in an ugly man. And when we focus our attention upon that beauty, not upon the physical, love generally arises with great violence and intensity.”
Because life is a contradiction as well as a book:
“There is no book so bad…that it does not have something good in it.”
Definitely, this is Cervantes’ philosophy:
“Too much sanity may be madness. And maddest of all, to see life as it is and not as it should be.”
Enjoy your Monday, Yareah Magazine friends. Art is Everywhere and we have solid roots. One is Cervantes, Don Quixote’s father.
In our heart!