08 May, 2012

I'll Eat You Up, I Love You So

“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.”  
~Maurice Sendak

1 comment:

ArtSings1946 said...

Oh, thanks for sharing this story. I saw Maurie recently on the Stephen Colbert show and he was so bright, funny and witty. We will miss him, but I know he's having a ball now.

Happiness to all.