Friday, May 11, 2012

King of the Wild Things

To the talented and imaginative Maurice Sendak

"But the wild things cried,
'Oh please don't go - We'll eat you up - We love you so!"
~ Where the Wild Things Are ~

who inspired my love of books at an early age,

“Children do live in fantasy and reality; they move back and forth very easily in a way we no longer remember how to do."
~ Maurice Sendak ~ 

who showed me how to manage the wild things,

“And the wild things roared their terrible roars and gnashed their terrible teeth and rolled their terrible eyes and showed their terrible claws.” 
~ Where the Wild Things Are ~ 

and taught me to always embrace the royal rumpus,

"'And now,' cried Max, 'Let the wild rumpus start!'"
~ Where the Wild Things Are ~

may you be in bliss now after a long and celebrated life.

~ Nel ~ 


Purple Flowers said...

We will all miss him, however, his legacy will long live on.
Enjoy your weekend.

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Oh, Nel. What a sweet tribute. My oldest daughter loved this book so much, and she adored Max.

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

I always thought my brother was secretly Max. Loved this book and all of his illustrations and other books too. Have a wonderful Mother's Day!

NanaDiana said...

Oh- How I loved his books. I always thought it was funny that he was such a testy, gruff sort of man but had this wonderful talent that showed itself in children's literature. Huggs- He will be sadly missed. xo Diana

Elaine said...

A great tribute to a much loved author

loveandlilac said...

A lovely tribute. My son put on an event at Apple London with the Director of the film version of this great book.

CraveCute said...

What a wonderful creative man. Thank you for the nice tribute.

RobinfromCA said...

This is a wonderful tribute to a much loved author. How many 1st Halloween costumes have been "Max" these past many years. My grandson and my great-nephew were both "Max" this past Halloween and recognized by all. RIP Maurice. Children the world over will always love you.

Special 'K' said...

A beautiful tribute. You are a special lady. Great post! Thanks for sharing. Cheers SpecialK XoXo

Ivy and Elephants said...

What a fitting tribute to a talented and much loved author. He will be missed.

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Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh how true. Maurice Sendak was probably one of my first authors that WOKE ME UP as a child. HI NEL! SAY HAPPY MOTHERS' DAY TO YOUR MOM FOR ME! Anita

Anonymous said...

I have long loved Maurice Sendak. My daughter, now 36 grew up with "Chicken Soup With Rice". It was her favorite book and at age two she had it memorized.

A sad day for all of us! Did you happen to see him on a taped interview that was some time ago for the Colbert show. So funny!

Mrs. Sutton said...

A LOVELY tribute! I recently revisited this story when my children brought the film home from school. It brought back so many childhood memories, and so lovely that my children are now so into reading his work as well. He will be missed. Paula x
p.s. A LOVELY blog - so happy to have found you.

Estilo Hedónico said...

Amazing post!!


Castles Crowns and Cottages said...


THANK YOU for coming to participate in the Paris link party! GET YOUR GIRLS ON BOARD TOO!!!!

Oh how I enjoy your friendship my dear. MERCI BEAUCOUP for joining and have FUN putting a post together! MORE INFO TO COME, but for now, you are on my list! LOVE TO YOU MON AMIE! Anita

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Dear Sheri
I hope your Mother's Day was blessed with love and joy.
Thank you so much for visiting and leaving me such a kind note about my coach and baby.. Yes, it was very time consuming, but enjoyed every minute.. Thank you so much.

What a beautiful tribute to a much loved Author..

Anonymous said...

Love, love, love. Thank you for the great quotes.