- And the wild things cried, ‘Please don’t go! we’ll eat you up, we love you so!’
Google outdid themselves with the Wild Thing Doodle. They were celebrating the legendary Maurice Sendak. I was heartbroken last year when he died.
It seems appropriate to repost a few thoughts from last year.
Beloved author Maurice Sendak died at the age of 82. One legacy he left with us is ‘Where the Wild Things Are’. The best kids books have lessons for children and the adults that read them to kids. Here’s what we all can learn from Max and his friends.
1. The night Max wore his wold suit and made mischief of one kind and another.
Oh merry mischief makers come out! Life is too short not have some fun.
‘Let them call it mischief: When it is past and prospered t’will be virtue.’ – Ben Johnson (poet)
2. That very night in Max’s room a forest grew.
Imagination makes us grow as children and can help keep our brains in shape as we get older. At work it can help us find creative solutions to problems and bring forth new ways of leading. Playing at home reduces stress and frankly gives us life. Who couldn’t use a bit more of that?
3. …til Max said, “BE STILL” and tamed them all with a magic trick.
Being afraid and doing something in spite of it is when the magic truly happens. Tame your wild things and write your own destiny.
4. LET THE WILD RUMPUS START!
Need we discuss how dancing cures all that ails us? There’s nothing like a dance party to get things going and make us laugh out loud. So turn up the stereo and break a sweat!!
May we all have adventures like Max!