The Inimitable Tiff


  1. chumblespuzz:

Great story behind a really cool photo.
Indelible Image of Boy’s Pat on Obama’s Head

In the photo, Mr. Obama looks to be bowing to a sharply dressed 5-year-old black boy, who stands erect beside the Oval Office desk, his arm raised to touch the president’s hair — to see if it feels like his. The image has struck so many White House aides and visitors that, by popular demand, it stays put while others come and go…
“I want to know if my hair is just like yours,” he told Mr. Obama, so quietly that the president asked him to speak again.
Jacob did, and Mr. Obama replied, “Why don’t you touch it and see for yourself?” He brought his head level with Jacob, who hesitated.
“Touch it, dude!” Mr. Obama said.
As Jacob patted the presidential crown, Mr. Souza snapped.
“So, what do you think?” Mr. Obama asked.
“Yes, it does feel the same,” Jacob said.

(photo by Pete Souza via NYTimes.com)

    chumblespuzz:

    Great story behind a really cool photo.

    Indelible Image of Boy’s Pat on Obama’s Head

    In the photo, Mr. Obama looks to be bowing to a sharply dressed 5-year-old black boy, who stands erect beside the Oval Office desk, his arm raised to touch the president’s hair — to see if it feels like his. The image has struck so many White House aides and visitors that, by popular demand, it stays put while others come and go…

    “I want to know if my hair is just like yours,” he told Mr. Obama, so quietly that the president asked him to speak again.

    Jacob did, and Mr. Obama replied, “Why don’t you touch it and see for yourself?” He brought his head level with Jacob, who hesitated.

    “Touch it, dude!” Mr. Obama said.

    As Jacob patted the presidential crown, Mr. Souza snapped.

    “So, what do you think?” Mr. Obama asked.

    “Yes, it does feel the same,” Jacob said.

    (photo by Pete Souza via NYTimes.com)