RIP Maurice Sendak

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.”

About Kylie Sturgess

Kylie Sturgess is a Philosophy teacher, media and psychology student, blogger at Patheos and podcaster at Token Skeptic. She has conducted over a hundred interviews including artists, scientists, politicians and activists, worldwide.
She’s the author of the ‘Curiouser and Curiouser‘ column at the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry website and travels internationally lecturing on feminism, skepticism, and science.

  • Timid Atheist

    Now that is awesome.

    R.I.P. Maurice Sendak.

  • embertine

    Oh please don’t go. We’ll eat you up we love you so. :(

  • Cuttlefish

    Ok, *this* is the best Sendak tribute I have seen.

    I have a favorite former student who made costumes for the movie “Where the wild things are”. I am hoping she got to meet Sendak. Now I need to see her reaction…


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