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.


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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