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May 09, 2012
Who will Sit Shiva for you? Your parents, brother, sister, and partner are gone. Perhaps, we all will Sit Shiva -- in our hearts and minds.
We feel close to you. But yesterday we all have lost you... you, who made a significant, positive difference in our lives ... a genius who created memorable pictures and characters and stories and poems and opera sets and ideas and memories and beauty.
You gave a child permission to acknowledge his/her anger and fear. You created a path for a child to connect with someone in a book - Max, Pierre, Mickey, Rosie? You bared the reality of children who are homeless, of children who were about to die in the Holocaust.
Yet, in a magnificently strong and hopeful statement, when Max did return --you said that his supper was waiting for him, "and it was still hot."
Our hearts hurt... from the loss of you.
We will Sit Shiva for you. We will have cheesecake, remembering how much you liked it.
I recall the role your children's faces, showing anger, played in a rather resistant reader painfully learning to read. When I wrote to thank you, you graciously responded with pleasure. You certainly made a difference in that boy's life!
Yesterday, I added a second small "stuffed" Max to the one I always have in my pocketbook and said to him that I thought he needed company because his daddy had just died.
With great sadness... but with sincere gratitude for all you have given us, Maurice Sendak.
May 09, 2012
I'm having some Chicken Soup with Rice. Rest in peace.
May 09, 2012
Where the Wild Things Are, was my mother's favorite childrens books. My mother is now a retired principal who continues to share the story with her grand kids. We thank Maurice for his creative mind. Thank you Maurice! !!!!
May 09, 2012
We lost a literary giant who helped children and us children at heart deal with life.
May 08, 2012
Thank you so much, job well done!! Now R.I.P. thoughts and prayers are with your family at this sad time.....
May 08, 2012
The joy you brought to children and adults is beyond measure. Max will always be my favorite.
May 08, 2012
Loved his books he is now with our Lord and saviour in peace that is what we all strive for to one day go to heaven.
Mary
May 08, 2012
Thanks Maurice for you talent and gifts. You taught young people how to use their imaginations, and added greatness to children's literature! May your family be blessed and strengthened by the Lord!
May 08, 2012
Thanks Maurice for you talent and gifts. You taught young people how to use their imaginations, and added greatness to children's literature! May your family be blessed and strengthened by the Lord!
May 08, 2012
Family and friends can give us a degree of comfort. At times, however distress are beyond human remedies. Only God can give us comfort regardless of how distressing our situation may be. His word assures us He is near and hears our cry for help. (Psalm 145:18-19) But to receive Gods support and comfort, we must place our trust in him and he will become a secure height for anyone crushed, a secure height in times of distress, he will certainly not leave those looking for him.(Psalm 9:9-10)

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