Book: The Exploits of Moominpapa
Author: Tove Jansson
26 writer: Jeannie MacLean
Episode by episode Moominpapa proudly reads his memoirs to all. Moomin or Mymble, riveted by his exploits, they listen to his wisdom.
Alone, scared, opening the ‘door to the possible’,
I flee the bleak Hemulen Foundling Home for Moomins,
Adventuring towards a future
Conjured by my not inconsiderable brain.
Fear gives way to
Love and bravery
(Saving Moominmama from the sea).
Breathing calmly now amidst family
I tell of perils and triumphs
Through which I show them
We can be our dreams.