“The fascination of what’s difficult” is a reference to the poem by W.B. Yeats. Find it reproduced below. It’s something to think about. Try to keep it real.
March 8, 2018
As for me (although no one has been so unkind as to say this), there’s passion in tilting at windmills.
Yet do. Try to keep it real.
September 18, 2022
Tilting at windmills
This characterization given to Cervantes’ don Quixote is defined in Wikipedia as “courses of action that are based on misinterpreted or misapplied heroic, romantic, or idealistic justifications” and “inopportune, unfounded, and vain effort against adversaries real or imagined”.
Spanish language posts
The posts in Spanish are thanks to the help of my Spanish teacher, Nuria Rodriguez. I write them as exercises, then we correct the grammar together. If you don’t read Spanish, why not? You can get in touch with Nuria at Dynamo Spanish.
The Fascination of What’s Difficult
- By William Butler Yeats
The fascination of what's difficult Has dried the sap out of my veins, and rent Spontaneous joy and natural content Out of my heart. There's something ails our colt That must, as if it had not holy blood Nor on Olympus leaped from cloud to cloud, Shiver under the lash, strain, sweat and jolt As though it dragged road metal. My curse on plays That have to be set up in fifty ways, On the day's war with every knave and dolt, Theatre business, management of men. I swear before the dawn comes round again I'll find the stable and pull out the bolt.