Wednesday, November 04, 2009
We left Venice early in the morning. We had a train to catch. It was the perfect moment of reflection, crossing the Accademia Bridge (usually crowded with pedestrians) in the still of the morning, above the still of the water, as the sun was just beginning to light up the Canal. With one city down, I realized the need to be fully present in these fleeting moments, lest the trip end in a blur, without any true appreciation of the experience.