08 May 2012

remembering Maurice Sendak

Thinking of Maurice Sendak, 
and all the literary gifts 
that he provided for my daughter over the years.

How she loved 'In the Night Kitchen'.  
I think back to the number of times that we read that book; 
how my daughter never tired of the very crazy, imaginative story.  
A tale of being baked inside a cake, sliding down milk bottles, 
all under the watchful gaze of the full moon.

The story, so rich in symbolism.  Full of meaning beyond a child's imagination.  
How rare a book that can intrigue both child & parent.

Thank you Maurice, for this and many others.

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