So Much Sadness

I have so much sadness today at the news of the death of Maurice Sendak. I am crying at my airport gate. So much sympathy for his loved ones, and so much gratitude for all his work gave me – more than I can possibly express in this moment. The world has lost an irreplaceable soul.

The news on NPR.

ETA: Today Fresh Air re-broadcasted excerpts from Terry Gross’s four interviews with Maurice Sendak over time. Listening to them again is marvelous. This should be the link to the interviews, if you’re so inclined. Thanks, Liza, for the heads up.

ETA May 9: Also check out Dan Wasserman’s comic in the Boston Globe saying goodbye to Sendak (brought tears to my eyes again).