The Nice Thing About Strangers

Creative Non-Fiction Short Stories. :) Travel, Oldsters, Love, and Compassion.


One minute I am straining every nerve to be the sort of person I was expected to be and shaking in my boots for fear I would fail–and the next minute to know with the calmest certitude that even if I could succeed and become a joyous and creative person, that it was not good enough for me and that I had something better. I was free.

–Walker Percy. The Moviegoer.

Colorado sunset

From a road trip with my brother. One of those lucky sunsets.


House of Terror, Budapest

Outside the House of Terror, Budapest.

3 comments on “Free.

  1. Clanmother
    August 31, 2012

    Hello, I have just nominated your blog for The Versatile Blogger Award:
    I would be honoured if you accepted the nomination!

  2. Ash
    September 2, 2012

    *sigh* is there really anything left to say after that….beautiful words.

    • thenicethingaboutstrangers
      September 3, 2012

      If you haven’t read this book, Ash, I bet you’d like it. Slim enough to read during the term even. šŸ™‚ Thanks for all the love!

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