The Magic of Elsewhere: Venice and an Imperfect Instant of Bliss

Scott Stavrou
9 min readJul 29, 2018
Venice on the Horizon (Photo by Joshua Stannard on Unsplash)

It’s easy to fall in love with Venice. People have been doing it for many centuries. My wife and I were not unique in that regard. There are those who have even fallen in love with Venice and managed to simply go on with their lives.

But the love of Venice is a powerful idea. And great ideas dream of being made manifest. Just like those that stirred the…

Scott Stavrou

Writer (Losing Venice, a novel) & Writing Coach | American abroad | PEN Hemingway Award | |