As you know I’ve been letting my thoughts explore the influence of parents on children and asking how it effects each of us. And when I focus on a particular subject my mind begins to pick out songs, poems and the like which tie to the subject. It’s like, you think of yellow cars, having not noticed one for a while and, bosh, suddenly you’re seeing them everywhere. It’s like you turn something on inside.
Well, that said, here’s a song that sprang from my current thoughts.
It’s Cats In The Cradle by Harry Chapin. I don’t know whether you’ve heard this before. I guess it’s kinda old and, tragically, Harry died young, long before you came along. But it’s a great song.
The real kicker in the song for me is the lines at the end, “He grew up just like me, he grew up just like me”. What a responsibility parents have.
Wishing you a great weekend,