On Friday morning, amid reports from AP and CNN that Hillary would announce her intention to run for president in 2016 this Sunday, Hilary released a new epilogue of her memoir Hard Choices . Entitled "A New Chapter" — you know, because her being president would be a new chapter, and it's also a new chapter of her memoir — it discusses Hillary leaving her former role as Secretary of State, welcoming her grandchild into the world, and generally looking ahead to the future. Cough, cough. Cough.
Hillary segues from the birth of Charlotte to her hope for future generations of Americans, and into:
Among all the gifts and cards that arrived not long after Charlotte did was a package from a woman who had watched her 83-year old mother stitch together beautiful quilts for many years and wanted to give it a shot. "This is my first and only attempt to sew a memory quilt for anyone," she explained. Inside I found a red, white, and black patchwork that included panels with inspiring inscriptions and famous photos of Chelsea through the years. I held it up to the light and had to smile at the familiar images. A "memory quilt" was a good name for it. It was hard to believe that the baby girl I was holding in one photo could be the same poised and lovely woman being married in another. Yet there she was. I wondered for a moment what a quilt of my own life would look like. There were so many people who had taught me so much. And now I had one more. In just a few months, Charlotte had already helped me see the world in new ways. There was so much more to do. So many more panels waiting to be filled in. I folded up the quilt and got back to work.
In that final sentence of the epilogue, putting away old memories and looking towards creating new ones, we may have seen our strongest hint yet.