Wednesday, December 3, 2014

What Color Do You See When You Look At Me Asks Young Roosevelt Island Girl To Her Friend - Guess What The Friend Says?

Roosevelt Island resident Patti Calderone Stueber shares a conversation she overheard on Main Street earlier this week. From Ms. Stueber:
I overheard a very short, beautiful conversation today. I have to share it with you.

Two young girls, they were probably ten or eleven years old, walked down Main St. The girls were of different skin colors. They were talking about their day at school when one of them said that she was hungry. The other girl pulled a candy bar out of her pocket proceeded to unwrap it and broke it in half. She gave her friend one half.

As they smiled at each other, one girl asked the other, "What color do you see when you look at me?" The other girl answered, "You're a color?"

I smiled and thought to myself, Roosevelt Island has gone through many changes over the years. Fortunately, some things remain the same.