Personal renewal July 8, 2009Posted by CK in Miscellaneous.
Tags: Constantine Cavafy, Ithaca, John Gardner, Personal renewal
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It’s been some time, hasn’t it.
Back in April, my friend George wrote a post about a speech from 1990, given by John W. Gardner. I managed to get the time to read it just tonight, and I was thrilled enough to write my first post after 1.5 month. Although the speech may seem somewhat cheesy to the more cynical ones, I found it to be highly inspirational. Certainly it strongly reminded of what the great Constantine Cavafy wrote in 1911, “Ithaca“.
While searching for the English translation of the poem, I also found a video of it read by Sir Sean Connery — music by Vangelis.