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Κυριακή, 21 Οκτωβρίου 2012

First post

First Post

I would like to welcome you to my new blog. This is a personal attempt to point out my views and concerns,both as a dentist and as a person.I believe that when some thoughts,concerns and issues are open for discussion,even if a final conclussion is not derived, we can all benefit. 
Also this blog is also available in greek,in the following address : www.dentalopinions.blogspot.gr
My attempt is purely this of an amateur blogger, but I will strive for the best possible result. Due to the nature of my attempt,if someone gets offended by my  posts or opinions, I apologize.
  For the end of my first post I give you one of the most powerful poems, Ithaca by Konstantinos Kavafis, which I appreciate more and more,as time goes by. Its' inspiration was the journey of  Odysseus (or Ulysses,from Troy to his home island of Ithaca,that lasted about twenty years,and was praised by Homer,the great Greek poet in  Odyssey

 Ithaca (K.P.Kavafis) 
As you set out for Ithaca, pray that the road is long , full of adventure, full of knowledge.  
Laistrygonians Cyclops, the angry Poseidon do not fear that on the road you'll never find it, if it is in 'your thoughts remain lofty, if a fine emotion spirit and your body touches.  
Laistrygonians and the Cyclops, the fierce Poseidon you will never encounter, if not them along inside your soul, unless your soul sets them up in front of you.  
Pray that the road is long. many summer mornings are , with what pleasure, what joy you will enter ports seen for the first time; may you stop at Phoenician markets, so fine things to acquire, mother of pearl and coral, amber and ebony, and sensual perfumes of all kinds, as many sensual perfumes(as you can)
 you will go to many Egyptian cities , learn from scholars. but always in your mind will be Ithaca.  
Arriving in Ithaca; it 's your destination.  
But do not hurry the journey at all. better to take many years; to be old by the time you reach the island, rich with all you have gained on the way, not expecting riches to take from Ithaca.
  Ithaca gave you the marvelous journey.  Ithaca does not have abything else to give you. And even if you find her poor, Ithaca has not deceived you.
  Wise as you have become, with so much experience, you must already have understood what Ithacas mean.


Happy reading!!

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