OPA! Our Odyssey

THE SUN WAS SHINING AND the sky appeared bluer than usual. We could even see our reflections in the crystal-clear water of the Cretan Sea as it gently kissed the shoreline much like it must have done when Odysseus, the legendary Greek king of Ithaka and hero of Homer’s epic poem The Odyssey, passed by the same spot thousands of years before. It is Odysseus and, of course, Homer, whom we must thank for giving us the popular word “odyssey” and its deeper meaning, which is now associated with the idea of traveling along life’s uncharted path. And like Odysseus, we view life as an odyssey into the unexpected, as well as an adventure ...

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