an object that is thought to have magic powers and to bring good luck.
As I empty my backpack into the armoire in our Venetian apartment, my glass cheeseburger glimmers. It is 7 a.m. on our first day in Venice. I kicked my coffee habit 7 years prior, but the smell of an authentic cappuccino is too much to bear. In the piazza cradling our terrace, a table for two awaits with the glow of morning sun. I carry my talisman out to the table. We walk to the water taxi to Murano for our first day of the Glass Art Society Conference 2018.