r.i.p. maurice

"In this Sept. 25, 1985 file photo, author Maurice Sendak poses with one of the characters from his book "Where the Wild Things Are," designed for the operatic adaptation of his book in St. Paul, Minn. Sendak died, Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at Danbury Hospital in Danbury, Conn. He was 83. (AP Photo, file)"

 Image via this article, including the wonderful quote below!

“Once a little boy sent me a charming card with a little drawing on it. 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 Maurice Sendak drawing or anything. He saw it, he loved it, he ate it.”


Kirsty said...

What a wonderful quote!!

Kylie said...

OMG! That is so fabulous! Not sure that I'd be as flattered but I do love the sentiment behind eating something that you love :) Great post Evie. Kx

teddybearswednesday said...

that is the most wonderful quote! Fitting of a truly wonderful man xo

Deirdre said...

He truly was a fabulous man. Terribly sad!