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He loved it, so he ate it


maurice-sendak I absolutely love this post. Imagine loving something so much (other than food) that you had to eat it. I love my kids a lot but I’m probably not going to eat them.

“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

PS: The artwork seen above is an original drawing from Sendak for a scarf commissioned by Louis Vuitton. You can purchase this on AbeBooks for $85,000. I suggest you don’t eat it though.

[via A Cup of JO]

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