The Nice Thing About Strangers

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

The Ones Writing to Me

After a very nice note from a woman reading my book, I think of Merton and how he makes me laugh.

“People write with great simplicity to me as though it were the most natural thing in the world, and I feel as though I had known them for a long time… But it is beautiful to see how really genuine people can be–not bitter or twisted. The ones who are bitter, at any rate, haven’t been writing to me.”

–Thomas Merton. The Sign of Jonas.
The Nice Thing About Strangers

2 comments on “The Ones Writing to Me

  1. Darlene
    August 16, 2016

    I love this! Your quote and Merton´s are perfect.

    • thenicethingaboutstrangers
      August 17, 2016

      🙂 Thomas Merton always makes me laugh, wonder, or feel inspired. I’m glad you enjoyed it as well.
      Have a great week, Darlene!

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