Tuesday, April 03, 2012

he loved it so much he ate it.

This made my week. It's been a while since I loved something so much that I ate it. If we don't count cake. 

“Once a little boy sent me a charming card with a little drawing on it. I loved it. I answer all my children’s letters — sometimes very hastily — but this one I lingered over. I sent him a card and I drew a picture of a Wild Thing on it. I wrote, “Dear Jim: I loved your card.” Then I got a letter back from his mother and she said, “Jim loved your card so much he ate it.” That to me was one of the highest compliments I’ve ever received. He didn’t care that it was an original Maurice Sendak drawing or anything. He saw it, he loved it, he ate it.” 
― Maurice Sendak via Shaun Usher.
    * vintage image, source unknown.