In an alternate universe, Don Quixote, oblivious to the pleadings of Sancho Panza would have made a full tilt at the windmills, sitting astride his grumpy steed Rocinante. Even for the Quixotic character such a move would have posed a challenge due to the location of the windmills. It would not just have been a stern test of Rocinante’s speed but also stamina. Am willing to wager that the aging bastard would have outrageously tossed his master off his back and made for safe ground.
The sight of every windmill, with due respect to its utility is a monumental testimony to the originality of Miguel de Cervantes. However, the current generation that is held ransom to swipes, slides and selfies isn’t intrepid enough to think of either Cervantes or Don Quixote.
A real tragedy that would have made even the eccentric hidalgo from La Mancha shed a tear of regret.
(Word Count: 150)
Written as part of the Crimson’s Creative Challenge #111 More details regarding this challenge may be found HERE.