The Nice Thing About Strangers

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

This Seeing of the World

But he went on to reflect that he had done very wisely to pull up stakes and come abroad; this seeing of the world was a very interesting thing. He had learned a great deal; he couldn’t say just what, but he had it there under his hatband.  He had done what he wanted, he had seen the great things, and he had given his mind a chance to “improve” if it would. He cheerfully believed it had improved. Yes, this seeing of the world was very pleasant, and he would willingly do a little more of it.

–Henry James. The American.

Prague, Charles bridge, Praha

Lovely Prague.

9 comments on “This Seeing of the World

  1. M. R.
    March 3, 2014

    Him’n’me both.

  2. Maccabros
    March 3, 2014

    I love these old buildings in the towns and to read about your trips and the people – nice to follow you – Danke Dir…

    Liebe Grüße


  3. haridasgowra
    March 4, 2014

    I like this so much! Good one@#

    • Thank you! I am enjoying reading this novel so much. On nearly every page I am laughing, or finding something very apt. James is a marvel.


  4. evelyneholingue
    March 4, 2014

    One of his best novels, at least one of my favorites.

    • Yay! You know it! I have been reading the novel and laughing aloud, sighing, clapping. James has a style I enjoy and admire. I’m glad to know I’m not alone. 🙂
      Have a nice week, Evelyne–

  5. thenicethingaboutstrangers
    November 6, 2015

    Reblogged this on The Nice Thing About Strangers and commented:

    On a small trip. Photos and tales to come next week. 🙂 Enjoy a tiny slice of Henry James in the meantime. -Paige

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