When one’s dead, one’s dead… This squirrel will become earth all in his time. And still later on, there’ll grow new trees from him, with new squirrels skipping about in them. Do you think that’s so very sad?
– A friend of the family, craftsman and practical philosopher. The character and the name are modelled after Tuulikki Pietilä
, Tove Jansson’s life partner. (x