“Mamma,” said Moomintroll suddenly. “I’ve met the sea horses, but they don’t seem to be interested in me at all. I only wanted to run along the beach besides them, and laugh with them, they’re so beautiful…”
Moominmamma nodded her head. “I don’t really think its possible to be friends with a sea horse,” she said gravely. “It’s not worthwhile being disappointed in them. I think one is only meant to feel happy when one just looks at them in the way that one looks at pretty birds or beautiful scenery."