"I have nothing now but praise for my life. I'm not unhappy. I cry a lot because I miss people. They die and I can't stop them. They leave me and I love them more ... what I dread is the isolation. There are so many beautiful things in the world which I will have to leave when I die, but I'm ready, I'm ready, I'm ready"
Maurice Sendak, on NPR's Fresh Air . It reminds me a this line from A Heartbreaking Work by Dave Eggers (who co-wrote the film adaptation of Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are)
"And we will be ready, at the end of the everyday we will be ready ... so when it comes we will not be angry, we will be content, tired enough to go, gratefully."
(in memory of) Mr. Sendak. His interview on The Colbert Report made me actually laugh out loud
(photo) still from Where the Wild Things Are film.