picture an almost-two year old. When quiet and watchful, her wan February face is so pale and serious.But now picture her all in pink. Various shades and permutations. Her top is pink. Her pants verge on magenta, but still firmly pink. She has a stand-out little skirt on too. Pink, of course. Her sneakers are, though white, graced here and there with touches of pink and silver.and what she does is jump.
and down.
and up and down and up and down and up and down. and looks across the library at the marveling bookish woman. and lets out a chortle full of glee. and jumps. again and again. with both feet, each time. up.
and down.her mother and the bookish woman share a smile.

this is how we celebrate leap day at the library.