Possibilities -- I think that is what I love most about Spring. Wherever you look, there are so many possibilities -- tiny seeds or big fat buds, lovely blue robin's eggs and soft green leaves. So much promise!
I've always loved Spring best, but I often wonder if I don't appreciate it more now that I am feeling just a little bit past the age of unlimited possibilities. Yes, there are so many things I can still learn and do -- write a novel, visit Italy, take a REALLY good photo. But there are also some that I probably will never achieve -- run a marathon, edit a magazine, decorate a house from the ground up. But I think I will just focus on the possibilities.
Pondering possibilities has also brought me to thinking about Hillary Clinton's pursuit of the Democratic Party's nomination for president. I can't help feeling some sympathy for her, as her quest becomes more and more unlikely. I have always been a bit of a feminist, and I certainly would like to see the first female president in my lifetime, but I'm not sure Hillary is my candidate. I'm also a definite pragmatist, and I can't imagine picking a president solely on gender. And frankly, it's getting just a little embarrassing to see the moving goalposts and the spin necessary to get her to the nomination.
So here is my question to you: the majority of you reading this are female, and probably of the age that, according to the polls, overwhelmingly supports Senator Clinton. Do you think she ought to be president because of her gender and do you think that she has been denied the nomination because she is a woman?
I'm looking forward to reading your responses.