As you set out for Ithaka
hope your road is a long one,
full of adventure, full of discovery.
angry Poseidon—don’t be afraid of them:
you’ll never find things like that on your way
as long as you keep your thoughts raised high,
as long as a rare excitement
stirs your spirit and your body.
wild Poseidon—you won’t encounter them
unless you bring them along inside your soul,
unless your soul sets them up in front of you.
Hope your road is a long one.
May there be many summer mornings when,
with what pleasure, what joy,
you enter harbors you’re seeing for the first time;
may you stop at Phoenician trading stations
to buy fine things,
mother of pearl and coral, amber and ebony,
sensual perfume of every kind—
as many sensual perfumes as you can;
and may you visit many Egyptian cities
to learn and go on learning from their scholars.
Keep Ithaka always in your mind.
Arriving there is what you’re destined for.
But don’t hurry the journey at all.
Better if it lasts for years,
so you’re old by the time you reach the island,
wealthy with all you’ve gained on the way,
not expecting Ithaka to make you rich.
Ithaka gave you the marvelous journey.
Without her you wouldn't have set out.
She has nothing left to give you now.
And if you find her poor, Ithaka won’t have fooled you. Wise as you will have become, so full of experience, you’ll have understood by then what these Ithakas mean.
By CP Cavafy
Translated by Edmund Keeley
Empezaron a poner las decoraciones de Navidad y ya quiero ver todo iluminado 🤩
Quiero vino caliente, mercados de Navidad y chimeneas encendidas.
Quiero mesas gigantes llenas de familias y amigos. Playlist navideñas que empiezan a sonar desde noviembre y mirar Love, Actually como todos los años.
“We were meant to explore this earth like children do, unhindered by fear, propelled by curiosity and a sense of discovery.” - Laurel Bleadon Maffei 🍁🍂🏔
Hard to believe it’s been nearly a full year since our trip to Utah and Arizona. And while Zion and Bryce Canyon we’re both gorgeous. Nothing really compares to Antelope Canyon.
Both upper and lower Antelope Canyon have to be some of the most unique and beautiful landscapes I’ve ever seen.
Going in winter means smaller crowds and more time to yourself. But it also means we missed out on the light rays. But that just provides me with a great excuse to go back. ———————————————————————
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