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Showing Revision 2 created 06/14/2013 by Claude Almansi.

  1. [Strongly rhythmical music starts]
  2. (Aenaos Pléfsis - eternal journey)
  3. (Omiros - Homer)
  4. (Map of Ithaka)
  5. (Itháki - Ithaka)
  6. (Odisséas - Ulysses)
  7. [Sean Connery] As you set out for Ithaka
  8. Hope that your journey is a long one
  9. full of adventure, full of discovery.
  10. Laistrygonians and Cyclops,
  11. angry Poseidon
  12. do not be afraid of them:
  13. you’ll never find things like that on your way
  14. as long as you keep your thoughts raised high,
  15. as long as a rare sensation touches your spirit and your body.
  16. Laistrygonians and Cyclops,
  17. wild Poseidon
  18. — you won’t encounter them
  19. unless you bring them along inside your soul,
  20. unless your soul sets them up in front of you.
  21. Hope that your journey is a long one.
  22. May there be many summer mornings
  23. when, with what pleasure, what joy,
  24. you come into harbors seen for the first time;
  25. may you stop at Phoenician trading stations
  26. to buy fine things,
  27. mother of pearl and coral, amber, ebony,
  28. sensual perfume of every kind —
  29. as many sensual perfumes as you can;
  30. and may you visit many Egyptian cities
  31. to learn and learn again from those who know.
  32. Keep Ithaka always in your mind.
  33. Arriving there is what you are destined for.
  34. But do not hurry the journey at all.
  35. Better if it lasts for years,
  36. so that you are old by the time you reach the island,
  37. wealthy with all you have gained on the way,
  38. not expecting Ithaka to make you rich.
  39. Ithaka gave you the marvelous journey.
  40. Without her you would not have set out.
  41. She has nothing left to give you now.
  42. And if you find her poor, Ithaka won’t have fooled you.
  43. Wise as you will have become, so full of experience,
  44. you will have understood by then what these Ithakas mean.
  45. (Odysseus Journey to Ithaca)
  46. (Aénaos Pléfsis - eternal journey)
  47. (2008)
  48. (Omiros2)