The Nice Thing About Strangers

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


A stranger: the word meant nothing to her; there was no place in the world where she felt a stranger. She circulated the dregs of the cheap port in her glass and remarked to no one in particular, “It’s a good life.”

–Graham Greene. Brighton Rock.



4 comments on “Anywhere

  1. M-R
    May 5, 2014

    No idea what brought that to your mind, Paige; but Graham Greene is always worth quoting ! 🙂

  2. joannerambling
    May 5, 2014

    Yes this photo could be anywhere indeed

  3. Jeff Walker
    May 6, 2014

    As a resident of Nebraska all I can say is I recognize that sky. Love the Greene quote as our state slogan is “Nebraska: the good life”. Though instead of cheap port I prefer good scotch. 🙂

    • Jeff, I lived in Nebraska for many years, so that’s why the “good life” line reminded me of my adopted home. 🙂
      Scotch away–

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