Here's a clip from the 2009 HBO documentary Tell Them Anything You Want: A Portrait of Maurice Sendak in which the recently deceased and eternally beloved children's author reflects on the beauty and importance of life and death.

"Why is my needle stuck at childhood — I don't know. I don't know. I guess that's where my heart is."

Is it suddenly very dusty in here?

Maurice Sendak On Death (And Life) [College Humor]