She has made a few appearances since the election. She's given a few speeches, but how is she really? This photo of the Clintons at Trump's inauguration speaks volumes.
I read that she doesn't watch the news, and that after the election she went for long walks near her home in Chappaqua. Did she, does she discuss things -- what happened, why, what's next for her -- with Chelsea? With Bill? He looks older, much older, and quite gaunt.
Anyhow, Hillary cut her hair. (It's what a woman does that says I'm different now.) I like the way it looks. I like what she said in the speech she made on St. Patrick's Day in Scranton, Pennsylvania.
Hillary told the Society of Irish Women, "I'm like a lot of my friends right now, I have a hard time watching the news," and mentioned how, as first lady, she met with female leaders who want to bring peace to Northern Ireland. Clinton said, "What we can do now is bring people together and find common ground, so that we listen to each other again and try to make a difference. I'm not sure what will come out of Washington, but it can come out of Scranton. Let's find ways to do that. I am ready to come out of the woods and to help shine a light on what is already happening around kitchen tables at dinners like this, to help draw strength that will enable everybody to keep going."
Hurray for you Hillary. It sounds as if you are rejoining the world. This speech is one of several Clinton is scheduled to deliver in the coming months -- including a May 26th commencement address at her alma-mater, Wellesley College in Massachusetts. She is also working on a book of personal essays that will include some reflections on her loss to Donald Trump.
I wish I could phone her. I'd say, "Your loss of the presidency is our loss too. For many of us it's still a nightmare, we're still having difficulty adjusting to what's happening to things we need, we believe in, we counted on. If you could just shine a light on what you think, what you feel about what happened, it would help. We need closure, Hillary. We have to put away what happened, and refind energy, passion, and strong positive things to say and do for ourselves, our neighbors, and our country. Shine that light and talk to us Hillary!