i loved your card so much i ate it

I was deeply saddened to see this in the paper this morning:

Maurice Sendak, Author of Splendid Nightmares, Dies at 83

“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.”

— The 20 Greatest Maurice Sendak Quotes

RIP, Maurice Sendak

3 Responses to “i loved your card so much i ate it”
  1. Lovely story. May we all one day write or create something that’s good enough to eat.

  2. Anarty says:

    This post is delightful! I think that might be my favourite quote!

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