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I see where this is going (at least the reference). I grew up with a color book about the AkaOni and AoiOni, I really only fully understood how sad the story actually was until I was in college and saw a movie make a reference to it (Tokyo Godfathers, by the late Satoshi Kon). Ugh, if floored me over how ignorant I am about getting the moral of stories. Not my talent to be sure. Come to think of it, I still don’t get the point behind humpty dumpty–is the moral not to sit on fences? Eh.

OH MY GOSH!!! I am so so so pleased you got the Oni story reference so quickly!! I was wondering if anyone would. 🙂 I was first told the story by a Japanese girl who started CRYING as she spoke so it’s always seemed really sweet and sad to me. Haha, if that is the moral of Humpty Dumpty it’s a good one!