A meaningless/useless formation of things in Italy.
In 2008 I was forced to eat fried songbirds in Italy. Not nice taste-wise and neither aesthetically. Poor bird. For the meaning of dead birds check this post.
Never look back unless you are planning to go that way. Reflection is certainly imperative, too much reflection though is paralysing. Or a quote by Don Henley: "...a little voice inside my head said don't look back, you …
(St Mark's Square Venice, Italy) - heavily touristed.