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What do we Open Book Bloggers feel about Leap Year?
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Ever since I was a girl, Leap Year got me really excited. It was like a holiday. I approached it with such interest, because it was adding a day to my life. Sometimes that day would fall in the middle of the week, and sometimes it would fall on a weekend. I feel the same way about gaining an hour, each year. It’s like free time added to your pocket.
I’m not quite sure how I came up with that in my head, considering we’re not really getting anything, we’re just doing this ritual to make sure our calendars and clocks fall out right, because there is a percentage of time each year that we’re not counting by our clearly defined minutes, hours and days. That adds up to an hour a year, taken or given. Every four years, that earns us a day. Why? because we can’t put a .3 day on the calendar, or whatever the number is. That’d be weird.
Then again…I am game. How cool would that be? We could say things like: Oh, man, I just slept through the day, yesterday (which was like 2o minutes long in the middle of a night, or something). Okay, okay. I know, that would get old quick. Still, I kind of like the idea of interesting a random 2o minute or so day into the middle of another ‘day’ to make things come out okay, by the parameters we’ve set on measuring time annually.
Temporal shifts are really quite fascinating if you think about it. They went over the premise in the recent film Interstellar (2014). Because of my work on The Trailokya Trilogy, I knew where it was going fairly quickly and I loved it! The drama of the human struggle became secondary to me as I watched the premises of dimension and time displayed on the screen. Honestly, I wish I had better help with math so I could have gone on to study physics as these things are so deeply interesting to me. Interstellar is an example of how science and math are actually quite fun when you get the concepts and see how they form our perception, or are keys to our reality.
Pardon me while I catch my breath a moment.
If you haven’t seen the movie, don’t worry. What I’ve talked about won’t spoil the experience. Just watch for clues regarding time and things. You’ll maybe see where it is going, but when it happens, it is so fascinating to see the result. The theories regarding time are rather difficult to imagine, as they require a lot of imagination about spatial concepts that are completely alien to our experience. If you’re strong in math, then you’ll perceive of the theories in that vein. I remember a diagram attempting to display our form in different time continuums. It’s alien. Trust me. We look like caterpillars in some dimensions as we simultaneously exist at all points. Yes, time and dimension affect each other.
Anyway, before your brain melts out your ear…
Let’s hop on over to see what other authors are saying about Leap Years. Before you go, check out PJ MacLayne. She just released a book called Wolves’ Knight, Book Two of the Free Wolves Series. Check out the post about it here.
Born and raised among the rolling hills of western Pennsylvania, P.J. MacLayne still finds inspiration for her books in that landscapes. She is a computer geek by day and a writer by night who currently lives in the shadow of the Rocky Mountains. When she’s not in front of a computer screen, she might be found exploring the back roads of the nearby national forests and parks.