Maurice Sendak Reflects on Life and Death

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]

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lady rainicorn

Oh dear, I watched this yesterday and could not stop crying about half-way in. In fact, I cried so much I had a headache for the rest of the day. I'm not ashamed to admit this. He reminds me a bit of myself in the sense that his view on life is similar to mine. His struggles aren't mine, and I haven't struggled like he has at all, but he just reminds me of myself in a way.