Keep Ithaka always in mind. Arriving there is …

Keep Ithaka always in mind.
Arriving there is what you’re destined for.
But don’t hurry the journey at all.
Better if it goes on for years
so you’re old by the time you reach the island,
wealthy with all you’re gained on the way,
not expecting Ithaka to make you rich…
And if you find her poor, Ithaka won’t have fooled you.
Wise as you’ll have become, and so experienced,
you’ll have understood by then what an Ithaka means.