Today is an ephemeral ghost… A strange amazing day that comes only once every four years. For the rest of the time it does not “exist.” In mundane terms, it marks a “leap” in time, when the calendar is adjusted to make up for extra seconds accumulated over the preceding three years due to the rotation of the earth. A day of temporal tune up!
But this day holds another secret—it contains one of those truly rare moments of delightful transience and light uncertainty that only exist on the razor edge of things, along a buzzing plane of quantum probability… A day of unlocked potential.
Will you or won’t you? Should you or shouldn’t you?
Use this day to do something daring, extraordinary and unlike yourself. Take a chance and shape a different pattern in your personal cloud of probability!”
― Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration
Happy Leap Day!
I’m so excited to have an extra 24 hours this year!
Lots of lore and legend circulate about Leap Day traditions, but I don’t think I’ve ever really paid much attention to them. The one tradition that has developed in our household is watching the fabulous musical Brigadoon. My mom was fan of both Cyd Charisse and Gene Kelly, so it’s not surprising this story was one of her favorites. And there is something quite magical in a story about a whole town appearing only one day every one hundred years…..
How are you spending your extra hours?
Any fun Leap Day/Leap Year traditions in your family?