Wednesday, May 9, 2012

we'll eat you up we love you so


"A little boy... sent me a charming card with a little drawing. I loved it. I answer all my children's letters — sometimes very hastily — but this one I lingered over. I sent him a card and I drew a picture of a Wild Thing on it. I wrote, "Dear Jim: I loved your card." Then I got a letter back from his mother and she said, "Jim loved your card so much he ate it." That to me was one of the highest compliments I've ever received. He didn't care that it was an original drawing or anything. He saw it, he loved it, he ate it."

Big love & thoughts to Maurice Sendak, who died yesterday. What an absolute king.

8 comments:

  1. That is such a beautiful quote. May his genius rest safely in the knowledge that it'll never be forgotten.

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  2. Thank you so much for this beautiful post, we all miss him so much!!

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  3. ♥ I haven't read the book yet, but have the movie Where the wild things are -- love it. The finnish translation of the title just "sucks" a bit; it's called "funny fierce monsters" in my language.

    Satu
    Indie by heart

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  4. It's nice to know that even though he is gone, his memory will live on, as we continue to read his books and as we read them to our future kids. :)

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  5. LOVE your blog and style! Come by and let's follow each other :D:D!

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  6. this is a wonderful little tale! :) that's love!

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  7. I love his stories so much!! I miss him so much~thank you for sharing this cute little story :)

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  8. haha! he saw it, he loved it, he ate it - awesome, thanks for sharing this. And yes, he was a king.

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