The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Kwaidan by Lafcadio Hearn:|
I would that I might always be able to find pleasure in simple things, like
a happy child.
 An old popular error,-- probably imported from China.
 A name suggested by the resemblance of the larva's artificial
covering to the mino, or straw-raincoat, worn by Japanese peasants. I am
not sure whether the dictionary rendering, "basket-worm," is quite
correct;-- but the larva commonly called minomushi does really construct
for itself something much like the covering of the basket-worm.
(2) A very large, white radish. "Daikon" literally means "big root."
 Pyrus spectabilis.
 An evil spirit.