Saturday, February 2, 2008

Happy Groundhog Day

Will Phil the Groundhog see his shadow? Will spring come sooner or later? In the movie "Groundhog Day," the main character lives the same day over and over and over. If you could choose a day to relive, which one would it be?

Emily, the main character in Thornton Wilder's play "Our Town," asks to come back from death for just one more day. The narrator tells her it has to be an ordinary day, so she chooses her twelfth birthday. She sees the day unfold and is overwhelmed by how very unordinary it all is. She is distressed that no one at the birthday party understands the beauty of life, the importance of love, the courage of daily living. "It's all too wonderful," Emily says.

Today will pass all too quickly. Go out and make it extraordinary.

BTW, Phil says," Six more weeks of winter."

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