LEAP DAY: the one extra day we are given every four years so the world can catch up on itself. Typically, Earth has 365 days to make her yearly journey around the sun; even so, we snag an extra day every fourth year so the world can make her way around…and we can reset the clock.
February 29th is a day we rarely see, so it seems I should make the most of it – use it to its fullest – and get some of these random things circling my world back under control.
If only I knew what some of these random things actually were.
Now, we’ve all heard it: “Look before you leap.” Normally, I’d agree. (Those that know me well are laughing; “Yes, he would.”) It makes sense to check the course and scout out the unknowns ahead, before launching off in the wrong direction and ringing a bell you can’t, well, un-ring.
That being said, things are a bit foggy around here. It’s hard to see what’s around the corner, and though I’d like to know a bit more about what’s in front of me before launching off…I’m tired of waiting.
So, I’m just gonna have to get good with not knowing. Pieces of what’s ahead, I’m sure I’ll recognize. Adventures peppered with big chunks of “I didn’t see that coming!” and “Wow! Who knew?” may well catch us all by surprise, but it’s time to get these feet churning.
(“The only man who makes no mistakes is the man who never does anything.” - U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt)