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Part of A Japanese Fairy Tale

The old hag was furious and cut the sparrow’s tongue. Her husband was horrified and  felt tremendous sorrow for his friend was nowhere to be found.  
 
You call in sick and remain in bed all day on Friday; Saturday, and Sunday merge into an archipelago of isolation. You ask yourself, did you end up being the wretched, bitter wife; did you try to live a life like the honest, humble man; or are you the poor cut-tongue sparrow?

 

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