But I’ve been very rocked by the recent death of Maurice Sendak. Why?
I liked his books when I was a child but they weren’t my favorites. I tended to like older books with beautiful illustrations, like Robert McCloskey’s Make Way for Ducklings.
But as an adult I learned more about Sendak. I became fascinated with the man whose life was so strongly shaped by dark and horrifying events but who somehow managed to transform his experiences into something very powerful through art.
If you’re curious and want to know more, I strongly recommend you listen to this series of interviews he did with Terry Gross of National Public Radio’s Fresh Air program. I guarantee you’ll be very moved.
Why does any of this belong on a dog blog?
I found this video. The dogs in the room respond to the Wild Things saying goodbye to Max on the television screen. I can relate.
Goodbye Maurice, goodbye.