Happy Birthday, Maurice Sendak
“I have nothing now but praise for my life. I’m not unhappy. I cry a lot because I miss people. They die and I can’t stop them. They leave me and I love them more…What I dread is the isolation. … There are so many beautiful things in the world which I will have to leave when I die, but I’m ready, I’m ready, I’m ready.”
Maurice Sendak, Where the Wild Things Are (June 10, 1928 – May 8, 2012)
An American illustrator and writer of children’s books.