As I was putting Clara to bed tonight and trying to get her to relax I asked if maybe I could scratch her back a little. She immediately agreed, “Oh yes! You can. Mom can. Anyone can. I don’t care who as long as they reach under my shirt and scratch.”

I tried to tell her that maybe not “everyone” should be allowed to scratch her back, but she strongly disagreed, “No. I really don’t care who is scratching, it just feels sooo so so so good.”

I conceded.

Maybe we should be more willing to let just anyone scratch our backs. Maybe society as a whole would be a better place if we scratched backs instead of shaking hands. Maybe society would feel sooo so so so good again. Now is the time. Believe in change. Vote Clara for a new more freely scratched America.