Full Definition of quixotic
This is me. In a nutshell. Emphasis on “nuts”. Actually, maybe it’s a Nut’s Hell…hmmmmm…?
I have two things to say about this word – this word that I didn’t know until our band’s leader and songwriter wrote a song with the line, “So quixotically we press on toward the sunset” in a song called “Eden for Our Time”. It’s stuck in my head, and since I’m trying to quickly catch up to where I should be in the alphabet by now, I’m going with it.
1st – I don’t care if the words “foolishly”, “impractical”, and “rash” are used to describe this trait, I like it. I don’t want to change that part of who I am. What I can and should change is the reaction I tend to have when my “lofty romantic ideas” don’t pan out. I mean, it is kinda why I’m leaving my current job and going back into the classroom (aka, Angie-land), but I think leaving is better than getting upset (which is still the feeling I’m having every day that I’m finishing out current job). Can I have these two things simultaneously? Can I be a dreamer and a visionary and still learn to not get upset when the rest of the world doesn’t follow?
2nd – I need to learn more words. I love words, and I love writing, yet I’m not particularly adept in the area of colossal superfluous colloquies…and I wish I was. (I have to use the word “somnambulating” in a song on our upcoming album, and I had to ask what it meant AND how to say it…ugh.)
Cheers to Jack:
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