A Few Notes from Richard
An American Quixote conjures up many different images – everyone has a different notion of what it might mean. Cervantes’ Quixote was a man in search of adventure and justice, seeking out those who were in need of his help. He was a noble man with a chivalrous and pure heart and his good intentions caused him to attempt the impossible, tilting at windmills, following his dreams. Often misled by his own confusion with the real world, he continued on his quest to improve the world – – all for the love of a lady.
This project was born from ideas about Quixotes, fictional or otherwise. Each of the selections represents an aspect of the quest. An American Quixote acknowledges that each of us, in some small way, seeks to improve the world around us each and every day. Some of us take it more seriously than others, whether consciously or not, and live our lives in a quixotic fashion. Seeking to achieve a perfect world where nobility and purity of heart win out every time.