The story of Don Quixote is likely the most impactful Spanish novel of all time. It is a novel about a man who insanely lives a life believing himself to be a knight. He perceives it to be a grand life, surrounded by all the charm of living life with purpose.
As life comes to an end for Don, he regains his sanity only to die broken. I suppose there is a little Quixote in all of us. We have our own private world to retreat to, where few are allowed to enter. In our privacy, we succeed doing battle with windmills and saving fair maidens.
By the grace of God, we too regain our sanity and die broken, on our face before a loving God.