You can only imagine the conversation...the lesson. This photo is incredibly popular with many people. What I like about it is that it evokes many emotions. My son was getting an important message about teamwork. It is a lesson that will serve him thoughout a lifetime, just as many of us have received that same lesson. The whole is greater than the sum of the parts.
Incidentally, this is my most "used" photo...by bloggers around the globe. I"m pleased it can be used by so many in mostly positive ways. Many times I believe this is the best photo I have ever taken. You can tell so much about what is going on, thought, and said...just by looking at it.