Comments: Seeing in Color

baw hahahaha. And I hope his wife is like him... can you imagine??? baw hahahahaha

Posted by vwbug at January 13, 2011 05:40 AM

My husband, at age 54, is also a lover of the bright colors. During the neon 80's, he was in his glory.....also he wears a hat that looks like a parrot. So, yeah...there's a girl out there for him and she'll have a big smile on her face.

Posted by Trudy at January 13, 2011 08:03 AM

I think, were I the parent of your child, I would be glad he wasn't wearing all black. I worry for kids who do that.

Posted by Erica at January 13, 2011 10:40 AM


I was one of those kids. I've turned out fine. Others of my friends have as well. I don't wear all black anymore (at least, not for daily activities). Really, they're not that much different from anyone else. It just seems strange because it deviates from society as a whole. I've known people who dress like this who are the nicest people you could imagine, and I know some who are real jerks. I've met people who dress in traditional clothing who are the same.

Posted by Andrew Phule at January 13, 2011 01:19 PM

For some reason I had images of the movie "Pleasantville" come to mind. The one about being trapped in a black-and-white TV show with an unvarying script, with splashes of color slowly creeping in to personify unconformity and change. That's what your stories of Bones, and particularly this post, makes me think of. A splash of color to your family's life, and to everyone's lives that Bones comes in contact with.

Posted by diamond dave at January 13, 2011 01:50 PM

VW, I have wondered often what it is going to be like to have Bones' family traipsing through my house...

Trudy- I am laughing! Good grief... and if Neon comes back in style, your husband and my son are going to be in heaven. Holy crap!

Erica and Andrew- Well, I think too much of anything makes people tend to wonder. Anything against the societal norm will make people look twice. Black is in OUR society such a somber color. In other countries, btw, its white. So here people wonder what's going on. But they're all normal. I have a cousin who is this big biker guy, crazy hair and beard, leather vest, big black boots, and he doesn't smile a lot in general. He's a Harley kind 'o guy. I think when people see him they must think, "Scary biker guy!", but he's not like that at all. He is the sweetest man with the biggest heart, just quiet, and likes to dress how he dresses. He's mechanically brilliant... can work on anything I think. Sweet sweet man...

Dave- I like your analogy BESTEST of any I have ever heard! THANK YOU for that!

Posted by Bou at January 14, 2011 10:40 PM

And someday you will be the grandmother of The Children Of The Bones. I hope I'm still alive to see them, if only in word pictures.

Posted by Peter at January 17, 2011 10:00 PM