第三幕，当Emily回到过去时，回到她20岁生日时，她不想留在那，抽泣着说：“I can't. I can't go on. It goes so fast. We don't have time to look at one another.
I didn't realize. So all that was going on and we never noticed. Take me back -up the hill-to my grave. But first: Wait ！One more look.
Good-by,Good-by,world Good-by,Grover'Corners…Mama and Papa. Good-by to clocks ticking…and Mama's sunflowers. And food and coffee. And new-ironed dresses and hot baths …and sleeping and waking up. Oh, earth, you're too wonderful for anybody to realize you.
Do any human beings ever realize life while they live it?–every,every minute?"