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Leap Day -- A New Holiday?

How many times have you wished for an extra day?  How many times have you thought that if you just had one day without obligations you could catch up on chores long neglected, or take the time to write a letter to that friend you've been missing, or spend extra time with your kids or spouse or partner without feeling that you were shirking professional responsibilities?  How many times have you thought that it would be great just to slip away unnoticed and give yourself a day to do whatever you wanted to do -- maybe go for a walk in the woods, or a drive in the country, or maybe just sit around and read a book, or pretend to read a book and actually take a nap?

That's what Leap Day should be.  February 29th should be a national holiday.  It's a freebie, an extra day.  It's like found money.  We shouldn't use it for business as usual, nor should it be commercialized into a Giant Sale Day, or a day for giving senseless greeting cards and chocolate.  (Though, if you have chocolate lying around and want to have some, by all means, go ahead.  It's Leap Day.  Knock yourself out.)  Leap Day should be each of ours to do with what we want.  

So have a happy Leap Day.  Or not.  It's really up to you.

Today's music:  Lowell George (Thanks, I'll Eat It Here)

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sartorias
Feb. 29th, 2008 06:00 pm (UTC)
LOVE the idea. And it's opposite Labor Day...
davidbcoe
Mar. 1st, 2008 04:41 pm (UTC)
That's right! It's the yin to Labor Day's yang!
wldhrsjen3
Mar. 1st, 2008 01:21 am (UTC)
Well said! We celebrated with a pizza picnic in the family room. :D

Happy Leap Day to you and your family!!
davidbcoe
Mar. 1st, 2008 04:42 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Jen. Hope your son is doing better!
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