"It's dead. All the world has died while I slept. This world belongs to somebody else whom I don't know. Perhaps to the Groke. It isn't made for Moomins." - "Moominland Midwinter" by Tove Jansson, 1957

All the world has died while I slept. This world belongs to somebody else whom I don't know. Perhaps to the Groke. It isn't made for Moomins." - "Moominland Midwinter" by Tove Jansson, 1957

Finnish artist  Tove Jansson   piirtää muumihahmoja.                     (Tove Jansson 1914 - 2001)

Finnish artist Tove Jansson piirtää muumihahmoja. (Tove Jansson 1914 - 2001)

I always loved the Groke. She was misunderstood, and so lonely. Deep winter melancholy personified.

One of Tove Jansson's own original illustrations of her "Groke" character in the Moomintroll books.

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