Friday Five: Leaping Edition

Hello from your Fifth Friday Five team, will smama and Songbird~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
I was much better at doing this when I was younger. (I'm not that old now-- how did I get so dry and stodgy so young?) The summer between my freshman and sophomore years in college, my mom moved back to CA from MD (where I'd graduated high school). My girlfriends and I had a wonderful last night together, and ended the evening up sitting and splashing IN a fountain in front of Barnes and Noble. It was very, very fun.

2. Leapt to a conclusion
I regularly leap to the conclusion that what people in positions of authority are telling me is true (even when it feels wrong). I'm working on this one.

3. Took a Leap of Faith
I think marriage qualifies. I felt very peaceful about the decision, but it's a scary thing to do, and it's certainly something that one can't control entirely on one's own.

4. Took a literal Leap
Well, I was a cheerleader in high school and college, does that count?

5. And finally, what might you be faced with leaping in the coming year?
I'm not sure. I have a feeling that this is going to be a Big Year for me. It's about time to start researching seminaries again, and I'm still in training for spiritual directors, and I think there may be some family changes coming. All in all, a lot of leaping. (Pray that I have soft landing spots!)


  1. Anonymous9:31 AM

    Stodgy? No way! You don't go stodgy until you 97. OBTW... cheerleading does count.

  2. Oh I so resonate on #2! Here's to a year of soft landings and less of those 2's in your life.

  3. Yes, with you on those #2s. There's a great "parable of the trapeze" that someone wrote. That moment where you have let go of the bar and you just have faith the the new one will appear at the right time for you to take hold. Thank God there is always a net. Even if it doesn't feel that way.


"So keep fightin' for freedom and justice, beloveds, but don't you forget to have fun doin' it. Lord, let your laughter ring forth. Be outrageous, ridicule the fraidy-cats, rejoice in all the oddities that freedom can produce. And when you get through kickin' ass and celebratin' the sheer joy of a good fight, be sure to tell those who come after how much fun it was."
-Saint Molly Ivins