When you set sail for Ithaca
Wish for the road to be long
Full of adventures, full of knowledge.
The Lestrygonians and the Cyclopes
An angry Poseidon — do not fear.
You will never find such on your path
If your thoughts remain lofty, and your spirit
And body are touched by a fine emotion.
— translated from Ithaca by Constantine P. Cavafy