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.

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

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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.