Ok but also I need to stress that Moominmamma is the most. Important character in moomin. She is the best character. No one is as good as Moominmamma.
I think for me and a lot of other queer folks who are into it, moomin is such a wish-fulfillment fantasy because it's this idea of a place where nobody is a burden. Taking up space and food and time isn't something that is considered at all, and it's Because of Moominmamma's efforts to keep it that way.
And of course in the back of my head I'm reading "Moominmamma is this servile type of perfect mom, perfect wife, never thinks of herself. Her role is labor, 100% of the time." and that's bad! It's unrealistic to want someone to be so giving of themselves.
But on the flip side, it's some insane wish-fulfillment to imagine a place where you can be taken care of, owe nothing, and never be seen as a burden.
Tove was on some next level bonkers idealism.
That one tiny thing is the one thing that changes the whole picture.
I wanna be that. A person that through intense, selfless labor, can fight off any cynicism, solve any problem, and make a space where people can live and rest and see themselves as more than the sum of the room they take up.
And it is!!! So ridiculously hard to be that!!! The amount of work is immeasurable and infinite.
But so help me god, i'm gonna get so strong and so stable and so kind, and I'm going to take a part of the world, rip all of the bad out of it, build a house there, and fight tooth and nail to keep it soft and humble and forgiving, with every ounce of strength I have left in my body.
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