It's been a few months now since Hillary Clinton lost the 2016 election to Donald Trump. Since then Clinton has been somewhat off the radar, likely avoiding publicity after nearly endless positive and negative media coverage during the entire election.
In the days and weeks after the election, some lucky Clinton fans were surprised to run into the former candidate walking her dogs in the woods near her Chappaqua, New York, home.
The pictures quickly became a viral sensation on Twitter and Facebook where the images were posted.
Suddenly, people began staking out Clinton's one place of peace and quiet, even inspiring a bigfoot-themed Saturday Night Live skit titled “The Hunt for Hill.”
Now, Hillary is ready to return to the public eye officially.
The 69-year-old spoke at the Society of Irish Women's 19th Annual St Patrick's Day dinner in Scranton, Pennsylvania, and had some encouraging words for the women in the audience.
Despite her loss, Clinton reminded the audience not to let politics divide family and friends. The Hill reported that she told them:
“I do not believe that we can let political divides harden into personal divides. We can’t just ignore or turn a cold shoulder because we disagree politically. We have to listen to each other and learn from each other.”
In her own words, she is ready to “come out of the woods”:
“I am ready to come out of the woods and to shine a light on what’s already happening around kitchen tables at dinners like this to help draw strength to enable everyone to keep going.”
Lately, rumors have been swirling around a potential mayoral run for Clinton. Last week, it was reported that if she ran against New York City mayor Bill de Blasio, she would likely win ... so long as she ran as an Independent.
Clinton has not confirmed or denied these rumors, but perhaps her “out of the woods” speech may be hinting that she is not done with politics quite yet.