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I think I’ve managed to “almost” complete the build:
Well...even 'almost' doesn't count, I will happily say - Congratulations! While this ship was raised on your hands, it was raised for me in my eyes: from the time it was given you as the gift, to the gorgeous and beautiful model made by YOU! It is a wonderful and educational journey to follow along. Should be one of the great resources for someone who is willing to make such a model. Congrats, Jan!!! Explosion BottleThumbs-UpThumbs-UpThumbs-UpThumbs-Up
 
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Well...even 'almost' doesn't count, I will happily say - Congratulations! While this ship was raised on your hands, it was raised for me in my eyes: from the time it was given you as the gift, to the gorgeous and beautiful model made by YOU! It is a wonderful and educational journey to follow along. Should be one of the great resources for someone who is willing to make such a model. Congrats, Jan!!! Explosion BottleThumbs-UpThumbs-UpThumbs-UpThumbs-Up
What a wonderful comment. Thank you so much. I am pretty sure that I would not have tried a lot of the innovative steps without the suggestions, encouragement and just plain old back and forth banter from all the SOS members who followed my bungling, bumbling and error prone building techniques. Thanks to all of you, I have a finished product.

I‘ve learned a valuable lesson with this build, a kit comes in box to be ” Assembled” via the instructions that accompany it. You, Heinrich, Thomas and so many more have shown me that a little innovation, a change here and there add a personal touch to a build.

Jan
 

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ITHACA - BY C. P. CAVAFY (Translated by Edmund Keeley)


As you set out for Ithaca

hope your road is a long one,

full of adventure, full of discovery.

Laistrygonians, Cyclops, angry Poseidon—don’t be afraid of them:

you’ll never find things like that on your way

as long as you keep your thoughts raised high,

as long as a rare excitement stirs your spirit and your body.

Laistrygonians, Cyclops, wild Poseidon — you won’t encounter them

unless you bring them along inside your soul,

unless your soul sets them up in front of you.



Hope your road is a long one.

May there be many summer mornings when,

with what pleasure, what joy,

you enter harbors you’re seeing for the first time;

may you stop at Phoenician trading stations

to buy fine things, mother of pearl and coral, amber and ebony,

sensual perfume of every kind — as many sensual perfumes as you can;

and may you visit many Egyptian cities, to learn and go on learning from their scholars.



Keep Ithaca always in your mind.

Arriving there is what you’re destined for.

But don’t hurry the journey at all.

Better if it lasts for years,

so you’re old by the time you reach the island,

wealthy with all you’ve gained on the way,

not expecting Ithaca to make you rich.



Ithaca gave you the marvellous 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 Ithacas mean.


C. P. Cavafy, "The City" from C.P. Cavafy: Collected Poems. Translated by Edmund Keeley and Philip Sherrard. Translation Copyright © 1975, 1992 by Edmund Keeley and Philip Sherrard. Reproduced with permission of Princeton University Press.

Source: C.P. Cavafy: Collected Poems (Princeton University Press, 1975)​
 
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