Maurice Sendak

How he lit up my life with his stories and drawings–stark and funny and sad and defiant and passionate.  My daughter’s face in deep concentration as she studied the pages of the Nutshell Library, and three-year-old voice singing, “boiled up a pot, of chicken soup, and swallowed it away.”  How many times had I excitedly given his books to the children in my life?  There will be many more times.

As Maurice Sendak said: “Live your life!  Live your life!  Live your life!”

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