The Nice Thing About Strangers

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

Her Point of View

The woman totes water in heavy blue jugs. In the shade, the spot is cool–in the sun, the spot is temperate. Winter and summer must be severe, but October is a reprieve from the extremes. She lives below the scenic lookout and has learned to ignore the dozens of people piling out of mini-buses to snap photos. Men set up stands to sell scarves and souvenirs above, while guides give their guests about fifteen minutes to collect their memories.

A small group of Turkish boys clap at her pets–her pigeons–and the birds take flight, clapping their wings in response. They are disquieted and she stops her labors. She puts her hand above her eyes to block the morning sun and gives the boys her best glare. They’re just passing through, but she is here to stay.

-Cappadocia, Turkey

Her home in the rocks, and her patience with the tourists above.

Her home in the rocks, and her patience with the tourists above.

Her view

Her view

4 comments on “Her Point of View

  1. Darlene
    December 31, 2015

    Fabulous view and a great story! Happy New Year Paige!!

  2. evelyneholingue
    December 31, 2015

    Happy New Year, Paige. See you in 2016 with more Nice Things!

  3. sweetexp
    December 31, 2015

    Oh yea! I am definitely wishing you a Happy New Year 2016 Paige. I just bought the paper back on Amazon. Whewww, yay! I look forward to it’s arrival my friend.

    Heartfelt Sincerity,


    • thenicethingaboutstrangers
      January 1, 2016

      Keith! 🙂 You’re awesome. I hope you’ll love it. Happy New Year to you, my friend, and perhaps we’ll get to meet in Virginia this spring.
      Sincerity right back ‘atcha-

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