Once Every Four Years
February 29th, 2012
“The Leap Day. All because Earth takes 365 1/4 days to orbit the Sun, and we ignore the fractions ’til they add up to 1.” — Neil deGrasse Tyson
We’ve never had a February 29th before on the Goods, so we questioned how to mark the occasion. We certainly could have highlighted the bygone tradition of women proposing to men exclusively on leap days, but the Post took care of that. We could have talked about other things that happen every fourth year, but most of them seemed like pretty well-charted territory. So, what to do?
How about this? How about reminding everyone out there to take a minute to appreciate everything that’s working out. Ask yourself where you were four years ago. Where are you now? Maybe the place is better, maybe it’s worse. Either way, we’re betting there have been a lot of people that have meant a thing or two to you along the way. Maybe mark your Leap Day by letting them know. As Mr. West put it, “If you admire somebody, you should go’on ahead tell ’em. People never get the flowers while they can still smell ’em.” Happy Leap Day.
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