It all started with a trip I took in 2016 because I wanted to show Venice to a friend "before it sank". When I said this, it was a mixture of sarcasm and scientific probability I had heard about. But I had not fully considered what it meant nor how it might affect me. When we got there, I was shocked to see that what I had said lightly was probably not so far from the truth. This was my third trip to Venice and I was very sad to witness it.