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    RIP Maurice Sendak

    I did a search and didn't see a post about this anywhere, but I have a feeling that there are many on here who have a strong connection to this man from their childhood. Rest in peace, Mr. Sendak.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/09/bo...pagewanted=all

    I love this bit from the Times article...

    As portrayed by Mr. Sendak, the wild things are deliciously grotesque: huge, snaggletoothed, exquisitely hirsute and glowering maniacally. He always maintained he was drawing his relatives — who, in his memory at least, had hovered like a pack of middle-aged gargoyles above the childhood sickbed to which he was often confined.


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    Re: RIP Maurice Sendak

    Quote Originally Posted by shagcarpetjesus View Post
    I did a search and didn't see a post about this anywhere, but I have a feeling that there are many on here who have a strong connection to this man from their childhood. Rest in peace, Mr. Sendak.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/09/bo...pagewanted=all
    =(

    Freshman year I lived in Bergman House, Larch. Monsters from "Where The Wild Things Are" were painted on our dorm. I haven't been back there since, no idea if those are still even there.


    I noticed that during the low periods of my life, when I was suffering from anguish, sorrow or defeat, I could see only one set of footprints, so I said to the Lord,
    “You promised me Lord, that if I followed you, you would walk with me always. During the most trying periods of my life there has only been one set of footprints in the sand. Why, when I needed you most, have you not been there for me?”
    “Because,” says the Lord, “Sandpeople always ride single-file, to hide their numbers.”

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    Re: RIP Maurice Sendak

    Guy was bat-ish insane, but a talented writer

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXiUFzDcMcI"]The Colbert Report: 01/25/12 Recap - YouTube[/ame]



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    Re: RIP Maurice Sendak

    Freaking love that book... favorite childhood memory


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    Re: RIP Maurice Sendak

    Here's a really good, powerful interview with Mr. Sendak from last September...

    This Pig Wants To Party: Maurice Sendak's Latest : NPR



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