The Nice Thing About Strangers

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

Inheritance

I inherited from my father his way of looking at things and some of his integrity, and from my mother her dissatisfaction with the mess the world is in and some of her versatility. From both I got capacities for work and vision and enjoyment and expressions that ought to have made me some kind of King, if the standards the world lives by were the real ones. Not that we ever had any money: but any fool knows that you don’t need money to get enjoyment out of life.

–Thomas Merton. Seven Storey Mountain.

Here's to the totally free pleasure of a Kansas sky as a storm rolls in.

Here’s to the totally free pleasure of a Kansas sky as a storm rolls in.

4 comments on “Inheritance

  1. kirkistan
    November 14, 2014

    Thanks I needed that. And, well, Kansas!

  2. joannerambling
    November 14, 2014

    Sound like good things to inherit

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