A Fond Farewell

May 9th, 2012 • Kate

Reposting from Tumblr, because it’s worth it. “A little boy… sent me a charming card with a little drawing. 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 drawing or anything. He saw it, he loved it, he ate it.” — from Maurice Sendak’s 2011 interview with Terry Gross. [Fresh Air via @LettersOfNote]

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  1. Kimberly Says:

    What a cute story. Made me smile.