Friday, February 29, 2008

Happy Leap Day!

Happy Leap Day. Since childhood, I've been a little obsessed with Leap Day. Now as an adult, I think it's because today, the 29th of February, has almost a magical quality to it. Meaning, that since the 29th only visits once every four years, I almost expect Leap Day to bring something spectacular with it.

I remember as a kid, being incredibly concerned about anyone born on Leap Day, they are affectionately called a 'leaping' although I think a 'leaper' sounds cooler, but perhaps that's too close to 'leper'...I digress. I wondered, if a leaping felt somehow cheated, that their actual birthday only showed up every four years. Or if, a leaping, felt all the more special on their true birthday since their actual birthday came only on their 4th, 8th, 12th, 16th, 20th, 24th...you get the point, birthdays.

I've never met a leaping...or I don't remember meeting one. I just know I would run this over in my mind when I was...let me do the math....6, 10, and probably not 14 as I was much to busy being worried about boys...

So Happy Birthday to all the Leaping's out their...(see Leaper's does sound cooler). Enjoy this special day. And I hope to see February 29th at least the next 10 maybe 12 times it rolls around...

xo
Maggie

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