The Nice Thing About Strangers

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

Meet Me in St. Louis

It did not take him long to act. Often nowadays people do not know what to do and so live out their lives as if they were waiting for some sign or other. This young man was such a person. If a total stranger had stopped him this morning on Columbus Circle and thrust into his palm a note which read: Meet me on the NE corner of Lindel Blvd and Kings Highway in St. Louis 9 am next Thursday–have news of utmost importance, he’d have struck out for St. Louis (the question is, how many people nowadays would not?).

–The Last Gentleman. Walker Percy.

6 comments on “Meet Me in St. Louis

  1. joannerambling
    November 3, 2014

    Food for thought

  2. Maccabros
    November 4, 2014

    wonderful picture – I was in St. Louis at the Gateway Arch in 1997 – History in the making….

    Liebe Grüße,


    • thenicethingaboutstrangers
      November 7, 2014

      I’ve never been there! I’ll need to find a way to swing through. I think a US tour should be next on my list. 🙂

      • Jeff Walker
        November 7, 2014

        Yes! A US tour! Well shoot…you’ve already been to Nebraska.

      • thenicethingaboutstrangers
        November 7, 2014

        I lived there for years, but I do need to go see my friends across the state. 🙂

      • Jeff Walker
        November 7, 2014

        There are some good “people watching” places around here, too. Let us know, though be forewarned, I’d be asking you a million questions about your travels and probably be a distraction to what you were observing. 🙂

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