Ithaca

oil and tempera on board
60 x 80 cm
2007

Ithaca 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, Ithaca 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.

C.P. Cavafy, Collected Poems, George Savidis, Princeton University Press, 1992