Saturday. A dopamine-storm of a day. Made for celebrations. And so, welcome to my inaugural Sendak Saturday.
Once upon a time, Maurice Sendak wandered into a garden and met a four-legged rooster with seven questions. My childhood was never the same.
~ from Kevin’s Window, 1956, written and illustrated by M. Sendak
So let’s celebrate All Things Sendak. It’s Sendak Saturday #1. Let the wild rumpus begin….
Terry Gross interviewed Maurice Sendak and he told her this story.
At the time of the interview, Sendak was facing loss and death, but he was still full of imagination and feeling. In it, Sendak says so sweetly to Gross, ‘almost certainly I’ll go before you go, so I won’t have to miss you’. He also tells her in this illustrated segment, Live your life, live your life.