“I can only note that the past is beautiful because one never realises an emotion at the time. It expands later, and thus we don’t have complete emotions about the present, only about the past.”
— Virginia Woolf, Moments of Being
People say that the word “gondola” derived from the Latin word “cymbula”, meaning small boat, or maybe it is from the word “conchula”. But.., the origin of the word “gondola” has never been satisfactorily established, despite many theories.