Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Why isn't it March yet?

I never could get the hang of Leap Years.

The writer Bruce Chatwin was notorious for occasionally over-imposing as a house-guest (something I always try to remind myself of before setting off on trips to the UK or the US to catch up with old friends), leading one of his most long-suffering hosts to observe: "For a nomad, he stays in one place for an awfully long time."

I'm getting the same feeling about February: for a short month, it has been dragging on for an awfully long time now.

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