Monday, February 29, 2016

Reluctant Date

February is one of those months that is not improved by augmentation. In fact, one of its best attributes is its brevity.

So the fact that we have an extra day this month is less than welcome. Leap years mean you lose that lovely divisible-by-seven nature of March dates. It means things are odd instead of even. And, since February means winter and March means spring, it feels like we're stuck another day in an outgrown season.

I've been thinking this morning of all the other months I'd like to see more of: May, for instance. Or  April, June, July, August, September or October. Any warm month.

But February, being low on days, is the perfect candidate to absorb another. So here's a reluctant nod to a reluctant date. Happy Leap Year!

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