The Nice Thing About Strangers

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

Go and Look

“All the critic can tell you with regard to Titian’s Entombment of Christ, perhaps of all the pictures in the world, is to go and look at it. What else … Continue reading

February 27, 2013 · 1 Comment

Right…Now. Or now…or…

In fact no one recognizes the happiest moment in their lives when they are having it. It may well be that, in a moment of joy, one might sincerely believe … Continue reading

January 2, 2013 · 5 Comments

Ancestors

                              Because I, only I, see her smile a fraction before it reaches her faceā€¦Because her … Continue reading

November 19, 2012 · 19 Comments

I Want To Tell You Something Beautiful.

After a few weeks practicing my Turkish with various strangers, I’m pleased with my progress–but overwhelmed by how much I still have to learn. Smiling helps. Smiling helps me make … Continue reading

August 20, 2012 · 43 Comments

I Know This Much Is 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 … Continue reading

July 30, 2012 · 2 Comments

Double Date

The couple ducks into the restaurant–the doorways give them plenty of clearance, but they bow anyway. The host shows them to a table and the woman takes the chair facing … Continue reading

May 7, 2012 · 9 Comments

Reasons to Skip Rome

Italy he associated with grown-up matters, such as the fathering of children, and he secretly feared it, with the same instinctive fear he had of strong sunlight, the scent of … Continue reading

January 10, 2012 · Leave a comment

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