Monday, 14 September 2015

Moomins and Minimalism

I have loved the Moomins since I was very small, their charm is immense. Even as a 30 year old, their stories are still so dear to me and I suspect my attachment will last a lifetime.

I've had these two quotes saved on my laptop for so long, I wanted to share them on here today. For me, they sum up our "less but better" journey perfectly. Even though we are still at the beginning of this journey, living with less has brought more freedom and appreciation for life than I could ever have hoped for. 

Walking had been easy, because his knapsack was nearly empty and he had no worries on his mind. 
He felt happy about the wood and the weather, and himself.
Tomorrow and yesterday were both at a distance, 

and just at present the sun was shining brightly between the birches, and the air was cool and soft.
Tove Jansson - Tales from Moominvalley

But that’s how it is when you start wanting to have things.
Now, I just look at them, and when I go away I carry them in my head.
Then my hands are always free, because I don’t have to carry a suitcase.

– Snufkin


  1. I remember them as a child, but never was a big fan, however this quotes are amazing and so right to my life right not! Love <3

    Kirsty xx

  2. These quotes are so lovely! Sometimes the things we find most charming are the things we find in retrospect :)
    Michelle x