The Nice Thing About Strangers

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

Write Little Things Which You Think Are True



The artist is learning a special language in which to reveal truth. If you write, write from the heart, yet carefully, objectively. Never pose. Write little things which you think are true. Then you may sometimes find that they are beautiful as well.

–Iris Murdoch. The Black Prince.

:) After.

๐Ÿ™‚ After.

9 comments on “Write Little Things Which You Think Are True

  1. sedge808
    December 4, 2015


    • thenicethingaboutstrangers
      December 6, 2015

      Headless seems to appeal to me the most. (Mom nods and directs me to recall my dating historyโ€ฆ) ๐Ÿ˜€

  2. roughwighting
    December 4, 2015

    I agree with Iris!

    • thenicethingaboutstrangers
      December 6, 2015

      She’s so inspiring for me. I love her work and often find just the line I need for the present situation. ๐Ÿ™‚
      Have a great week–

  3. Lisa
    December 5, 2015

    some good restoration! I still find the ‘before’ more photogenic…..

    • thenicethingaboutstrangers
      December 6, 2015

      Lisa, I thought they worked pretty well as a metaphor too. ๐Ÿ™‚ I agree that “Before” makes me pause, and I only stopped for “After” because I realized what I had seen a few years ago. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Darlene
    December 5, 2015

    Love the wise quote from Iris Murdoch!

    • thenicethingaboutstrangers
      December 6, 2015

      I have a document where I’ve saved my favorite lines from books I’ve read in the last 10 years. (Wow, ten years nowโ€ฆ) Iris takes up a LOT of space in the middle. ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Jeff Walker
    December 9, 2015

    I love the Iris Murdoch quote (and the allusion to your mom’s reaction to your dating history…lol).

    Question: Where were these before and after photos taken?

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