The Bald Eagle

The Bald Eagle

Friday, April 19, 2013


His body needed rest from a hard day's work, yet his eyes shone with light.

He had seen much, traveled many miles, and encountered many people in the small village,  yet his quest was not over. The star had appeared once again, and as he lay down for the night,  the man knew the next day, he would move on.

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, (1)

It all began when he volunteered to show others,
A life of integrity, 
A life filled with hope, 
A life based on love, 
A life intertwined with joy, laughter and tears.  

Quest, the spiritual journey of the soul seeking eternity; the inner voice that demands that a person confront him or herself. The quest to reach out to that star and do the impossible, Yes, this is the 
quest that every soul yearns to find. 

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. (2)

The man awoke and packed his bags. The people in the village begged him to stay.  
Some had tears in their eyes.
The children held on to his legs with tearful pleas of love in their eyes, 
yet the man knew staying behind would only hinder their own journey.  

As he observed them all, he said, "Come my little ones. I must go. I have 
taught you all you need to know. Now you may also reach for that star.

A little girl looked up at him and asked, "You mean, I can do what you have done?"
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! (3)

Pat Garcia

Highlighted verses 1, 2, and 3 originates from THE IMPOSSIBLE DREAM (THE QUEST)
From the Musical "Man Of La Mancha" (1965) (Joe Darion / Mitch Leigh)


  1. Excellent, Pat! Touching, heartwarming and a solid remembrance of those on a journey to the star.

  2. Patricia, a post that pulls at me in a way I can't describe. It's beautiful, lyrical, profound and so true thank you. Your friend who yearns for that glass of and laughs chats and tears with you.

  3. Yes, I echo Susan's post. I do wish to reach out for that "unreachable" star. I'm working on it... slowly but surely. Fabulous post!

  4. Very nice Pat, its style reminds me of the Prophet by Khalil Gibran.

  5. I want to reach for the star! The life described sounds like a life worth living. Everyday I feel like I am on a spiritual journey. Some days that journey is more arduous than others.

  6. Pat, this is beautiful and uplifting--thanks so much for sharing these wonderful posts.


  7. I always loved this song, I used to sing it to Mary as a lullaby. But to use it this way is wonderful! Even better. I will think this post whenever I sing this to my sweet baby grand daughter. Thank you! I love you Pat, and hope you are well.


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