Say her name, see her face, hear her speak -- you're thinking PRESIDENT.
Hillary Clinton has changed.
I look at her as women look at each other, noting details that tell me how she's feeling -- tell me that she's feeling sadder, older, more concerned about the world. She used to dress very carefully; her hair and makeup always looked as if they'd been done professionally. Nowadays, her hairdo isn't always a "do" and her outfits don't look like as if they've been carefully chosen. Often everyhting about her seems to be the way it just happened to be.
I see puffiness under her eyes, fuller cheeks, the H lines around her smile, the thicker waist, wider-ness of her hips. I sense that the way she looks doesn't really matter very much to her, nowadays.
I wonder if she has a man friend, a lover, other than Bill -- loudly I tell myself, it's none of your business, but I wonder anyhow.
I found these photos -- a statement by David J. Rothkopf and headline on CNN -- "Will Hillary be President?" (He's CEO of an international advisory firm specializing in transformational global trends.)
Look at a couple of the photos. I think that Hillary Rodham Clinton, right now, woman, wife, mother, former Secretary of State, former candidate running for president, is translating all those aspects of herself, all those feelings into positive actions of mothering, fixing, fighting for, and doing.
Hey, maybe you ought to take your time and look at all 40 photos. It's the story of you and me and Hillary who's grown up as we have grown up --40 picures of Hillary down through the years and our changing world.