"Please don't go. We'll eat you up. We love you so."
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Writing Wednesdays: Remembering Wild Things
Maurice Sendak passed away yesterday at the age of 83. There are dozens of tributes to him popping up online, but I wanted to take a moment to remember him as well. Where the Wild Things Are is one of my favorite children's books, one that I came to appreciate more as an adult than as a child. I still have my childhood copy, and it now sits on Jack's book shelf. When I was pregnant with Jack, the image of a little boy in a wolf suit was one of the things that made me truly excited for a son.
I know I won't be able to do Mr. Sendak any justice by trying to explain what makes Where the Wild Things Are so special, but I think this quote - one of my all-time favorites - says it all.