Venice is like gold--no matter how old it gets, the appeal only heightens. Up close is a shot of vintage Venice and life actually has not changed much in terms of culture from the vintage to the modern era.
Surviving is tougher. Living life is the toughest. What is tough but goes unnoticed is the fact that life makes us lose a fair many friends along its ride. It is then that we become our own best friend.
The bird soars high up--without a care. It looks down and only then it realizes that it has become a loner. Same goes for us-- we soar too high only to realize that all we wanted has been left behind and down!