Residents figured out long ago how to cope with a city where land is at a premium and streets are rare and confined. Street signs, for example, don’t take up any space on the streets; they hang high on walls. Visitors get confused about which street below a sign may be referring to, but it’s fun to get lost in Venice, so that’s no problem.
We all have times when the paths of our lives narrow. The going gets harder. For me, this has come in the form of illness, surgeries, money issues. In those times, we can think about the Venetians. They get creative, they build up if need be, they keep on with their laundry and their lives.
How about you? What kind of path are you traveling this week?