this came to me after reading Songbird's "Undrestooding'
A Norwegian fisherman comes home to his house after a weeks voyage, and finds his his wife of 40 years sitting by the hearth and quietly crying.
"What is wrong?" he says.
She says it's nothing, just the cold and loneliness.
He harumphs. She continues to cry.
"Why is it you cry now, after forty years? he…