Understanding our conditions Just as I don t know how we survive I
Don T Know Why t know why continue to operate under the directive of seriously flawed adult logic and over educated instruction manuals when the clear eyed anarchic wisdom of childhood even old age is intuitively the better course Children and the elderly aren t in the game and they re the wiser for it though of course there are exceptions demonic kids and avaricious old folksWhich brings me to Mooninvalley where I now live I feel lucky that I can read these books for the first time as an adult Sure it would be nice to have read these as a oungster so that as they were directly
affecting effecting my development they were planting themselves in my being s effecting my development they were planting themselves in my being s marrow but to read them as an adult is potentially even affecting as there are so many mentalemotional rigidities to overcome so much intellectual scar tissue to flex out and so many grey clouds and mucky accretions to pierce in order to see the Sun as if on the first day of creation Which is not to say that Tove Jansson aspirations are so lofty as from what I can tell her main intentions were to entertain and delight while embodying her philosophy of natural magic clear sighted pragmatism anarchic creativity and self sufficiency through the simple complex of her cast of wildly diverse charactersLife in Moominvalley is simple though complicated enough to engender stories worth telling and though it s a remote utopia of sorts it s essence is capable of resonating within the hearts and minds of those people still receptive to a wisdom that can be both simple and true And just as I don t really care to know how we as a species continue to survive I don t really care to over discuss my life in Moominvalley I prefer to just live it And I should stop talking before anyone mistakes me for Garrison Keillor Oh the things that happen to Jewish Women Speak About Jewish Matters you ifou can t hibernate properlyReread with my big kids in Scandinavian mid winter A delight to revisit after a decade This book has the best footnotesA displaced hedgehog is a hedgehog that has been removed from its home against its will and not even had time to pack its toothbrushAnd a bit later on when we are so sad because suirrel is dead the most comforting footnote I ve ever readIn case the reader feels like having a cry please take a uick look at p 126. Annan sen selvitä miten parhaiten taitaa Minä luulen että se selviää paremmin jos sillä on vähän vaikeuksiaTove Jansson 1914 2001 on ksi Suomen kaikkien aikojen tunnetuimmista taiteilijoista Kenties parhaiten arvostettu kirjailija taidemaalari pilapiirtäjä ja sarjakuvataiteilija tunnetaan rakastettujen muumihahmojen luojana.
Free download TrollvinterNg to and the land is covered with snow Although we never learn the reason for his wakefulness it seems plain that When one s dead then one s dead said Too Ticky kindly This suirrel will become earth all in his time And still later on there ll grow trees from him with new suirrels skipping about in them Do ou think that s so sad Perhaps not said Moomintroll Granted I ve only just finished reading it but this might just be my favourite book Towards the end when Moomintroll s long and lonely ordeal is finally over someone suggests that he should put a glass over a budding crocus to protect it overnight No he says Let it fight it out I believe it s going to do still better if things aren t so easyThese are stories to live by The human world is a huge mess that somehow survives the day I don t know how it happens and I m not sure that all our unconcerted efforts to help it survive don t just further complicate things and make that daily survival less and less possible My attitude in these matters is generally that of a cynical Taoist a profound faith in things as they are functioning perfectly in enormous rhythms of time wedded to an understanding that most humans only make things worse If pressed my explanation would be that collectively we see a new day every day due to an inherent survival mechanism of such incredible complexity that even our brightest brains can t understand it If pressed I would also add that this survival mechanism is beyond the reach of our brains which itself is part of that very survival mechanism as our brains would invariably muck it up irreparably if given access Brains muck up enough already and what they can t muck up
They Often Try To Ruinoften try to ruin everyone Even our very own brains try to muck up our very own lives For instance some brains are wont to tell their soulbody vessels that in the face of such muckity mucked up global complexity to seek solace or refuge or even wisdom in the simple is irresponsible that complexity must be confronted with complexity that it is our duty as primates on the intellectual pinnacle to figure out every last detail of our infinitely long ueue of problems and to come up with solutions before we can enjoy the simplicity of our gods given natures that we need to read complicated adult books rather than so called children s books as a means of. ?ynnä seikkailuja vaaroja ja salamyhkäisiä olioita Niiskuneiti oli löytänyt ensimmäisen rohkean krookuksen nenännipukan Se oli pistänyt esille lämpöisestä maasta eteläisen ikkunan alla eikä ollut vielä edes vihreäPannaan lasi sen päälle Niiskuneiti sanoi Siten se selviää kylmästä östäÄlä pane sanoi Muumipeikko. ,
For my full review first Moomins book that I read was Finn Family And I Fell I fell love Moominvalley seemed a magical place of eternal sunshine The food was plentiful the company enchanting and even when risky characters such as the Hobgoblin showed up the threat never felt particularly severe Eight ear old me was in rapture But it was a library book and I was not allowed to keep checking it out indefinitely and nor was I allowed a copy of my own When I discovered that there were other Moomin books I thought I had found the perfect solution When I
read Moominland Midwinter however I felt I had made a terrible mistake ThingummyMoominland Midwinter however I felt I had made a terrible mistake Thingummy Bob were gone Snufkin was travelling in foreign lands Most of the other characters were asleep Even the sun was gone I plodded to the end but it So wintry and lovely My copy had 17 pages missing so I shall have to hunt them down and enjoy them on their own This was and always will be my favourite Moomin book I read it the first time when I barely knew how to read and since then I read it so many times that I know it by heart It started my love for this series and it s one of the most important books I ever read for my growth as a reader Love this 3 All things are so very uncertain and that s exactly what makes me feel reassuredHad the urge to reread this because it kept popping up to my bookstagram feed so thanks guys It was even better than I remembered and a perfect December read Cynical comfort reading Jansson s stories won t warm the depths of mid winter but may encourage ou to accept that the frozen snowy dark is temporary and not entirely meritless if one remains open to its potential People also Most of them are irritating in some way or another but it ll be okay They re probably also well meaning in some way All was silent nothing stirred and slender stars were shining everywhere and twinkling in the ice It was terribly cold Moomins go into a state of deep hibernation from November to April until the ice melts and spring sunshine warms their fur it has always been so or was until a particular winter when something utterly perplexing happens to Moomintroll he wakes from his state of torpor and cannot not get back to sleep As his family slumber in their beds oblivious to his predicament he emerges into a world where the clocks have stopped there is nothi. Mutta eräänä talvena tapahtui sellaista mitä ei ollut nähty eikä kuultu sitten päivän jolloin ensimmäinen muumi vaipui talviuneen Muumipeikko heräsi eikä saanut enää untaYritettyään turhaan herättää äitiä hän kiipesi katolle ja luisui ulos valkeaan kylmään maailmaan Siitä alkoi hänen taikatalvensa vuodenaika t?.