29 February 2008

Leap Day Friday Five

Songbird and Will Smama invite us to contemplate that day that comes only once every four years.

It's Leap Day!! Whether you're one of the special few who have a birthday only once every four years, or simply confused by the extra day on the calendar, everyone is welcome to join in and play our Leap Year Friday Five.

Tell us about a time you:

1. Leapt before looked
This is not something I do often, or on anything major. I'm a bit more deliberate. But since there aren't any coming to mind, I'm guessing they either weren't too traumatic -- or they were so traumatic I've blocked them...

2. Leapt to a conclusion
ummm, on the advise of my attorney, I'd like to invoke my fifth amendment rights...

3. Took a Leap of Faith
Well, that would be quitting my job, selling my house and coming to seminary. We're still mid-leap; but so far, so good.

4. Took a literal Leap
I grew up near swimming rivers, and we had a church canoe camp that would canoe various rivers in the area. We'd stop at several places where there was a rope tied to a tree on a high riverbank, and you could grab the rope, swing out over the river and drop. It's not quite a leap, but darn close. and it is definitely a bit of faith. An actual leap would be the time I climbed onto the railroad trestle with a friend who was planning to jump in, I was planning to climb down -- but then the train came. I leapt from the trestle into the river.

5. And finally, what might you be faced with leaping in the coming year?
Candidacy, CPE, Ordination exams... Hopefully they will all be glorious leaps with no faceplants.