Of all the things Bossy assimilated from her own childhood, the thing she was happiest to pass on to her kids was a sense that diversity is the most important element in life, and brings the widest smile.
When Bossy’s son was searching for a college, right up there with “Must Have 24-Hour Access To Dining Hall” was the notion that he required a school with diversity.
The other day Bossy’s son emailed this photo of his friends group on the subway, with the subject title, “!!!“, and Bossy knew just what he meant, because he had arrived!
Mandy saysOctober 16, 2008 at 8:11 am
They look like the United Colors of Benitton. I LOVE it! But Bossy’s son riding the subway everyday makes me feel very motherly and protective. Be careful Bossy’s son. Don’t take candy from strangers!
corrie saysOctober 16, 2008 at 8:35 am
Diversity unified, as shown in this photo, always makes me misty-eyed…. (I am not kidding, call me mushy)
It it in fact what makes America and Americans better and stronger as citizens and a country.
My greatest wish is that I would live to see a day that people who embrace acceptance outnumber those who are bigotted… I have a dream!
MamaMo saysOctober 16, 2008 at 8:36 am
There’s NOTHIN’ more beautiful than that!!!!!!
My Name is Cat saysOctober 16, 2008 at 8:58 am
Makes me yearn for my college days.
David saysOctober 16, 2008 at 9:01 am
I don’t see any gays. Tell them to hold still and I’ll be right over for the re-shoot.
country girl saysOctober 16, 2008 at 9:26 am
i weepeth with joy
Jenni D. saysOctober 16, 2008 at 9:51 am
Love the guy on the bottom next to Bossy’s son!
Tuli saysOctober 16, 2008 at 10:09 am
This is a beautiful picture. LOVE IT!!!
Stephanie saysOctober 16, 2008 at 10:16 am
Stephanie thinks Bossy is the best mom ever and this picture made her cry a little because it is truly beautiful.
Liz saysOctober 16, 2008 at 10:18 am
On Tuesday’s Frontline, they showed clips from Barack O-boyfriend at the 2004 Democratic convention, and the audience looked just like this picture. Then, they showed McCain at the 2004 Republican convention, and everyone looked just like… him: pissed, white and old.
Jenn @ Juggling Life saysOctober 16, 2008 at 10:26 am
That’s the way it should be.
Jacquie saysOctober 16, 2008 at 10:28 am
Love that guy in the bottom left. What is he thinking?
monnik saysOctober 16, 2008 at 10:59 am
This kind of picture, and the experiences that are behind it, are what makes this country so great.
Nance saysOctober 16, 2008 at 10:59 am
There are no old people in that picture. I object.
steph saysOctober 16, 2008 at 11:01 am
Are there other people in this photo? I’m sorry, I can’t stop looking at Bossy’s gorgeous son 🙂
Glass Dragonfly saysOctober 16, 2008 at 11:21 am
Awesome! *wipes tear* Diversity rocks!
Momo Fali saysOctober 16, 2008 at 11:27 am
Rock on, Bossy’s son. You done good.
Cass saysOctober 16, 2008 at 12:02 pm
If Bossy’s husband looked and acted like Bossy’s son when he was younger, then I say no wonder…
Gee saysOctober 16, 2008 at 12:10 pm
In the key of Whitney Houston (pre Bobby);
“I believe that children are our future..”
Lauren saysOctober 16, 2008 at 12:26 pm
Love the dude in the bottom left.
Tootsie Farklepants saysOctober 16, 2008 at 12:39 pm
So when is BOSSY’s Son running for president? Because I’m totally voting for him.
Reeb saysOctober 16, 2008 at 1:08 pm
This is wonderful. I’m jealous. Not enough diversity in my life and where I live these days.
And oh, the fun of being a crazed college kid with crazed pals. I don’t exactly MISS those days but this sure brings back memories of the fun of it.
Dara saysOctober 16, 2008 at 1:12 pm
YAY!!! What a fun, smart looking bunch!
rockle saysOctober 16, 2008 at 1:48 pm
so the awesome IS hereditary, then?
foolery saysOctober 16, 2008 at 1:54 pm
Not truly diverse. I don’t see ONE stupid person. Not even ONE average person. I am available for the next photo op.
Best to you this year, Great Getzby. : )
dawn saysOctober 16, 2008 at 1:54 pm
That is so awesome! Pictures like this are why we live where we live — so my kids will think everybody could shoot a Benneton ad at their birthday party.
HeyJoe saysOctober 16, 2008 at 2:30 pm
It’s a veritable Cosby Show, sans the loud sweaters that is.
Chicky Chicky Baby saysOctober 16, 2008 at 4:49 pm
There’s something about Bossy’s son that makes me want to hug him. I don’t know what it is, I just want to give him a squeeze.
bossy's friend martha saysOctober 16, 2008 at 5:22 pm
Brookie Brooke saysOctober 16, 2008 at 5:47 pm
He may be a bit young for me.( I’m 23.) But if your son needs a date anytime soon. You know where to find me.
Oh and I love to see the world like this, he will be a great man because of it. You must be a wonderful mother!
Chesapeake Bay Woman saysOctober 16, 2008 at 8:05 pm
Yes, indeed. Bossy’s son for President. And I can be First Lady. Or First Girlfriend. Or First Mrs. Robinson. Or First Class Delusional Lunatic.
I hate getting old. But I love Bossy’s son.
MJ saysOctober 16, 2008 at 9:53 pm
This post brought tears to my eyes, as your wish for your children to live a life blessed by diversity is my wish, too. I think it’s a beautiful wish. And you have seen it come true.
Life is good.
PS We live in Manhattan and my boy and I are up at Columbia weekly — I keep hoping that I’ll see your son on campus. Now I’ll have to look on the train, too!
Lisa saysOctober 16, 2008 at 11:29 pm
This looks like such a great fun group, Boss! Im happy for CollegeBoy. Love that smile on him!
Adorable Girlfriend saysOctober 16, 2008 at 11:39 pm
I have a few subway photos like that from my days at CU. Good times!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Stephanie saysOctober 18, 2008 at 2:26 pm
This photo makes me feel happy!
nign saysOctober 31, 2008 at 8:45 am
Wow it does take some time to click click click back to this post to comment on it… I almost gave up. Perhaps the archive view of the “Guess and Press” and “Fav Things” etc. sections can be changed to menu view with each post showing only the subject line and the first two sentences instead of the whole post?
The thing is, Christmas is on the horizon and I’m thinking of sending physical cards to my favorite bloggers, because I live in Taiwan and I think physical cards would be so much more fun for you guys in other countries instead of e-cards, so I’d like to know if there’s a post box address or something that I can send my card to.
I’m posting this request as a comment to this article because I’m guessing you’ll get cards from all over the world, and that will make diversity-loving Bossy very happy. 🙂