The Nice Thing About Strangers

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

The Blank Page

There are, I hazard, saints of art who have simply waited mutely all their lives rather than profane the purity of a single page with anything less than what is perfectly appropriate and beautiful, that is to say, with anything less than what is true…

Writing is like getting married. One should never commit oneself until one is amazed in one’s luck.

-Iris Murdoch. The Black Prince.

Trogir, Croatia.

Trogir, Croatia.

17 comments on “The Blank Page

  1. M. R.
    January 31, 2014

    Now, Paige … you are falling in the trap of posting lovely pic.s without telling us where they are. Punishment for that is a chinese burn, OK? 😉

    • thenicethingaboutstrangers
      January 31, 2014

      🙂 Sorry, M.R.! I made an edit for you. That’s Trogir, Croatia. I’ve been there a lot with the blog photos lately…can you tell I’m ready for the end of winter?
      Paige

      • M. R.
        January 31, 2014

        OK – you’ve escaped having a chinese burn applied to your forearm. [grin]

      • thenicethingaboutstrangers
        January 31, 2014

        😀 Phew! Now my two headline pics are from the same city…blog faux pas?

      • M. R.
        January 31, 2014

        CRIKEY no! – who’s going to dictate such ridiculous parameters?
        Let us rise up united, our voices loud and our fists to the sky, crying, as one –
        “I’ll bloody put what I like on my own bloody blog!”
        [grin]

      • thenicethingaboutstrangers
        February 2, 2014

        You lead the way, M.R.!

  2. michellejoycebond
    January 31, 2014

    Never thought of it that way…but it’s totally true! 🙂

  3. evelyneholingue
    January 31, 2014

    I hesitate to comment…
    Thank you.

    • thenicethingaboutstrangers
      January 31, 2014

      🙂 Very clever, Evelyn! I agree. It can be an anxiety-inducing process from time to time. Thanks for your comment nonetheless!
      Paige

  4. Jonathan Caswell
    January 31, 2014

    Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:
    SCULPTERS NEED PRACTICE TOO–LIKE WRITERS!!!!!

  5. Leya
    February 1, 2014

    Well, I should never have married…

  6. fireflyby
    February 2, 2014

    Oh my goodness! What an amazing quote. This sums up the story of my inner struggle! Perfection is a dirty word!

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