I do hope for your very own good that you know the Moomin books of Tove Jansson.
"What?", I hear you say, "Moomins? Aren't they children books?"
Yes and no.
They are the best guide to know people (Tove never drew a character only in black or white). I am convinced everyone of you knows a few Hemulen:
"..a great lot of enormous, rollicking, talkative hemulens who went about slapping each other's backs and bursting into gigantic laughs." "(...) and in their spare time they blew the trombone or threw the hammer, told funny stories and frightened people generally. But they did it all with the best of intentions."
I am a mymble. A Little My. My mother must have known that from the beginning, look at my hair.
So Maman did everything to train and tame me.
But though I became a Lady, I'm a wild one, always preferring Snufkins to Moomintrolls :-)
"Yes, Moomintroll, always waiting and longing. Moomintroll who sat at home, who waited for him and admired him, and who always told him: Of course you have to feel free. Naturally you must go away. I do understand that you have to be alone at times.
And all the times his eyes were black with disappointment and no one could help it.
I was lucky: husband is a hybrid of both, romantic in a very male way.
I really adored Moomin Mother - that selfless, warm, utterly unselfish broad-hipped creature with the homely apron and always a handbag at her side. But try as I might: I was not her. (And so much homeliness seems to have driven Moomin Papa into this obscure adventure with the Hattifnatts...)
So: Do you know which of the many little characters of Tove Jansson you are? (Very unlikely that it is "that one, who is living under the sink").
Who is fetching his trombone?