Misunderstanding the Simple Sentence

I tell people I want to live to see a competent woman become our President. People think I would vote for any woman after I say this. The sentence is a simple one. I suppose we parse everything now so small that even what should be simple comes off as complex. Gertrude Stein said “A Rose is a Rose is a Rose…” and we ponder the complexity of what is acutally very easy
to discern. A rose IS a rose IS a rose. What people make of it is their misinterpretation of
a tautology. A competent woman is a woman who is competent. I don’t mean Sarah Palin or Carly
Fiorino. They are not my roses.

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About christineemmert

Words have been part of my life. First the spoken word in my time as an actress and increasingly the written word in my shift to writer. I write across the genres, but mostly as a playwright and poet. My interest as my life extends is in the realm of tethering myth to the mundane reality where I live. In this vein I have expanded into stories and novels. Presently I look at how myths taken from past cultures can affect us today. Hence my novella of Lilith which is out on Kindle . I live in the Eastern Woodlands where I try to incorporate nature into my many writing projects. We are so in danger of losing that link to our very planet!
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