Several thoughts went through my mind.
1. What a crabby man.
2. His poor wife.
3. How sad.
4. Oh, the simple joys he is missing....
It reminds me of this verse:
And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise. Phil 4:8 NLT