The Nice Thing About Strangers

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

Though Weary Evening Eyes Do Get Sunsets…

On the long journey doubts were often my companions. I’ve always admired those reporters who can descend on an area, talk to key people, ask key questions, take samplings of opinions, and then set down an orderly report very like a road map. I envy this technique and at the same time I do not trust it as a mirror of reality. I feel there are too many realities. What I set down here is true until someone passes that way and rearranges the world in his own style…So much there is to see, but our morning eyes describe a different world than do our afternoon eyes, and surely our wearied evening eyes can report only a weary evening world.

–John Steinbeck. “Travels with Charley.”
Selcuk, Turkey

6 comments on “Though Weary Evening Eyes Do Get Sunsets…

  1. Leen
    September 30, 2016

    Hi! I’ve nominated you for the “One Lovely Blog” award. Check for my latest post for more info. I LOVE your blog!

  2. Jeff Walker
    October 3, 2016

    I knew you’d enjoy that book. Have a wonderful October Paige. πŸ™‚

    • thenicethingaboutstrangers
      October 5, 2016

      Loved it, Jeff. I can’t wait to go home and get a paper copy to read it again. It made me really want to ramble and roam. πŸ™‚
      Happy Fall!

  3. bottommango
    October 14, 2016

    Hi I love your blogs every time I’m sad they cheer me up I just want to say that i love your blog and think your stories are amazing

    • thenicethingaboutstrangers
      October 17, 2016

      πŸ™‚ Oh, this is such a sweet comment, thank you! I am a little bit out of the rhythm for writing these days, but notes like these are a great encouragement. Thank you!

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This entry was posted on September 28, 2016 by in Inspiration, Literature.

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