The Nice Thing About Strangers

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

Out with the Girls

I feel that I am growing old, I feel lonely and in need of the support of old friends, in which (in my case) rather small battalion I certainly count you.

–Iris Murdoch. An Accidental Man.



14 comments on “Out with the Girls

  1. Maccabros
    February 24, 2014

    We are not getting older – we learn from day to day… πŸ™‚

    Liebe Grüße,


  2. kiwiskan
    February 25, 2014

    a lovely photo of friendship

    • thenicethingaboutstrangers
      February 25, 2014

      Thank you! I have a tendency to snap photos when people are walking away. I need to work on that photo anxiety in 2014.

      • kiwiskan
        February 25, 2014

        I do that to. I think it’s something to do with fear of confrontation

      • thenicethingaboutstrangers
        February 26, 2014

        Yes, often I will just ask, but then I get a pose. Sometimes I get a “no” as well. πŸ™‚

  3. suej
    February 25, 2014

    Great shot for the quote..

    • thenicethingaboutstrangers
      February 25, 2014

      I have been saving the quotation for ages waiting on the right photo to appear. Iris is full of lines that stick with me and feel so apt.
      Thanks, Sue–

      • suej
        February 26, 2014


  4. hughcurtler
    February 25, 2014

    Beautiful quote!

  5. lisarpetty
    February 25, 2014

    This picture makes me miss my friends and family back in Florida, and it also makes me thankful for my Ohio friends.

  6. joannerambling
    February 25, 2014

    Yeah a nice quote

  7. Gallivanta
    February 27, 2014

    Wonderful combination of quote and image.

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