Posted by: vftmom247 | 2012/05/09

Thank you, Maurice…

Maurice Sendak passed away earlier this week.  For those of you who don’t know, Maurice Sendak was the incredible man responsible for “Where the Wild Things Are” book, among many others.  He had an incredible imagination, and a knack for tapping into a kid’s world.  I mean, hasn’t every little kid dreamed of running away when in trouble for minor-league kid stuff?  All three of my kids loved Sendak. One really treasured memory I have is of reading that book to Chad, my eldest, on the back porch at our very first house.  It was wonderful to be able to read the same copy to his sister ten years later.

It’s no wonder that when the movie came out, all of our Atlanta family went to see it.  Not as good as the book, but then, what is?  It’s worthwhile to remember the very last page of the book too.  There’s little Max, home from his excursion to the place of the Wild Things, looking at the still-hot supper that his parent had left for him, trusting that Max would come back from the Wild Things, and wanting to show Max that he was still loved.

It’s something to always keep in mind – that no matter what we do, there can always be forgiveness, but that it has to be offered,,,and accepted.



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