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As shown in Thornton Wilder's play Our Town, Life is not appreciated enough as it should be. After Emily has been put in her grave, she says she still feels like one of the living, and against the advice of the other dead souls, she decides to go back and relive one happy day from her life so she goes back to 1899, her twelfth birthday. Her father has been out of town the past few days, but he just arrived. Then she says "Oh, mama, just look at me one minute as though you really saw me... just for a moment now we're all together. Mama, just for a moment we're happy. Let's look at one another"(107). Then the scene becomes unbearable for Emily because she realizes that humans go through life without savoring their time on Earth.

This is a song called "Cats In The Cradle" by Harry Chapin.

My child arrived just the other day

He came to the world in the usual way

But there were planes to catch and bills to pay

He learned to walk while I was away

And he was talkin' 'fore I knew it, and as he grew

He'd say "I'm gonna be like you, Dad

You know I'm gonna be like you"

And the cat's in the cradle and the silver spoon

Little boy blue and the man on the moon

When you comin' home, Dad

I don't know when, but we'll get together then

You know we'll have a good time then

My son turned ten just the other day

He said, "Thanks for the ball, Dad, come on let's play

Can you teach me to throw", I said "Not today

I got a lot to do", he said, "That's ok"

And he walked away but his smile never dimmed

And said, "I'm gonna be like him, yeah

You know I'm gonna be like him"

And the cat's in the cradle and the silver spoon

Little boy blue and the man on the moon

When you comin' home, Dad

I don't know when, but we'll get together then

You know we'll have a good time then

Well, he came from college just the other day

So much like a man I just had to say

"Son, I'm proud of you, can you sit for a while"

He shook his head and said with a smile

"What I'd really like, Dad, is to borrow the car keys

See you later, can I have them please"

And the cat's in the cradle and the silver spoon

Little boy blue and the man on the moon

When you comin' home son

I don't know when, but we'll get together then, Dad

You know we'll have a good time then

I've long since retired, my son's moved away

I called him up just the other day

I said, "I'd like to see you if you don't mind"

He said, "I'd love to, Dad, if I can find the time

You see my new job's a hassle and the kids have the flu

But it's sure nice talking to you, Dad

It's been sure nice talking to you"

And as I hung up the phone it occurred to me

He'd grown up just like me

My boy was just like me

And the cat's in the cradle and the silver spoon

Little boy blue and the man in the moon

When you comin' home son

I don't know when, but we'll get together then, Dad

We're gonna have a good time then

Harry Chapin

There are some people that have lost loved ones and I'm sure that there are many things they wished they could've done with them, things they wished they'd said to them, or things that they regret doing. But they didn't realize all the small stuff they had missed until it was too late. So you need to just learn to appreciate life and appreciate your family, like in that song, "Cats In The Cradle."

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