Really struck by the dignity and calm of the Italians who talk with us in this short video produced by The Washington Post.
What an exquisite city. I’ve never had the chance to visit Venice, but from friends who have visited in recent years, I’m told that it has been so crowded that it’s hard to navigate.
Such a dilemma for this place—the lifeblood of its economy is tourism. Yet tourism was making it impossibly expensive for locals to live there. And now, the lack of visitors for the foreseeable future puts the city in desperate straits.
My heart goes out to the hat shop owner, the owner of the small restaurant, the young man who’s living on a boat for the duration.
Resilience is the vitamin we all need to be taking.