Monday, June 10, 2013

Remembering Maurice Sendak - Part II

“And now," cried Max, "let the wild rumpus start!”
- Where the Wild Things Are, Maurice Sendak 
   I'm a sucker for good children's books. I remember hearing Maurice Sendak said he didn't write specifically for children, but that's where it seemed to be categorized. I wrote a post about the author of Where The Wild Things Are back in May of 2012 when he passed away. Please take a look at it if you have the time.
   In an NPR interview with Maurice, he states that he believes "children won't despair if you tell them the truth." I've tried to have more frank conversations with my 'Lil Miss. As she is 7 years old now, she's asking more about increasingly complex topics. It seems Maurice's take has been productive thus far.
   Today's Google Doodle is what set my mind ablaze with thoughtful creativity. Check it out:


   Just watching the world's he created is enough to find myself lost in thought. I enjoy the worlds we create for our children through stories and imagination. I believe we need to actively defend against growing up too much.  We need creativity and imagination for our own sanity, but also to encourage our children to have dreams and goals.
   Stay young.

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