In Venice, you are just one step away from an unexpected view, from shafts of golden sunlight, from the best gelato of your life, from an undiscovered canal, from a gondolier in his black and white striped shirt, and from exquisite glass displayed in a shop window.
But you are not always one step from where you wanted to go.
This postcard is for my mother who might be missing Venice just a little. Remember the many footsteps we took that night we got lost and could not find our way back to the Rialto Bridge? The sun had long since set and it had begun to rain. When finally we stopped at a little pizzeria to eat and get our bearings, we learned that we were two minutes away from the bridge.