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Maurice Sendak Dies

Written By: Jessica Morrell - May• 08•12

Maurice Sendak will never be forgotten. His life and body of work are inspiration for writers everywhere.

He wrote from the dark places of childhood and fears and longing. Thanks for the magic Mr. Sendak. Rest where the wild things are. Here is his obituary To hear his thoughts on writing in an interview with Bill Moyers go here. Let the sad rumpus begin.

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  1. Gabrielle says:

    Oh how I can relate! We just went to Toronto to see the National Ballet at the 4 Seasons Centre and it was so lovley! I’m so excited this year because as an adult (41) I began ballet classes for the first time and beginning tomorrow will be preforming in The Nutcracker!! Ah! I am dancing as a dad in the opening scene and as a Gardener, which depending on the version would be the Bee in the Waltz of the flowers. My role is modest and quite small, according to my ability. But none the less it’s still the Nutcracker and I’m so entirely excited. I’m telling you this to encourage you to find a class and do it again! It’s just so lovley to dance. In my head, I look like my instructor, in the mirror it’s a whole other story, but in my 40 s I just don’t care! I hope your able to make your dancing dreams come true again. My daugther is The Sugar Plum Fairy and I couldn’t be prouder. We’re looking so forward to 4 days of Nutcrackery! Thanks for posting this, you made me excited!

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