preparing for winter.. tove jansson
One of Tove Jansson's illustrations for a version of The Hobbit-- look how the stars are made in the night sky!
" One can never be truly free if one admires others too much, I know." - Snufkin
"Somewhere under his hat the tune began to move, one part expectation, and two parts spring sadness, and for the rest just a colossal delight at being alone." Quote from Tove Jansson's story 'The Spring Tune,' found in "Tales from Moominvalley."
moomins - some found them scarey - I did not :D
tove jansson - moomin
"Toffle" from "Who Will Comfort Toffle?" by Tove Jansson, 1960. The story of lonely Toffle who leaves his home to look for friends, eventually finding the Miffle and rescuing her from The Groke.
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