I appreciate snark. One of my favorite friends in Los Angeles wrote a book with the word "snarky" in the title. My experience with those people who have been blessed with snark is that they are also deeply compassionate people, which I found true with the two snarkiest responses I got to our "Sweet Little Black Boy" experience.
1. "I think I would have said something like 'Oh your son is the cutest little white boy!' Nice like, with a smile." (Kristine, who I got the privilege of spending time with last year during our dreamy month in New York. The thoughts she shared with me one day over a long lunch in Hell's Kitchen rocked my world. I love this woman).
2. On the phone tonight with a new friend, an artistic and wet-your-pants funny woman with the two cutest little white kids you've ever laid eyes on, had this response to the lady in the park, "I would have said, 'Well, we are hoping he grows up to be the ambassador of his race'."
If only my brain worked so quickly...