I think Regina Nadelson hit the nail on the head when she mused, "Most travel is best of all in the anticipation or the remembering; the reality has more to do with losing your luggage." Though I've never lost my luggage, knock on my IKEA wood-derivative desk.
Now fully in anticipation of my upcoming trip to Venice, I've been strolling down memory lane and enjoying a look back at past visits. I've even retooled a picture or two to make the dusty dreamy and new again.
Allora. Enough reminiscing. Back to reality and brushing up on the basics of Italian. I'm happy with what I've been able to learn and retain over the last eight-odd months, but I should really be far further along by now. My research on the Venetian dialect has made no progress since my July post last year though, I'm afraid. Where does the time go?
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