Thursday 20 May 2010

On Niceness

Yesterday, someone was nice to us.
They came home to invite us nicely
- nicely and personally -
for a wedding in their nice family.
We nicely appreciated that
someone was being nice to us.
But how nicely
does one appreciate niceness?

By saying thanks for all that niceness?
Or saying thanks for all that niceness
and also nicely pointing out
how that someone was nice
while someone not nice, someone else not nice
and someone else not nice at all
were not being nice?

I mean, if someone is nice,
let's be thankful for that, and nicely so?
Are we being nice
in not-so-nicely pointing out
how someone else was not nice?
Could one think it's like nicely saying
well, thank you for niceness
but we don't care for your niceness
because what would would really be nice
is that someone else being nice.
Is that nice?

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