Eat any good writing lately?
In a 2012 interview with NPR’s Terry Gross, Maurice Sendak (author of the children’s classic Where the Wild Things Are) shared an anecdote which shows that a reader’s praise can be bestowed upon a writer in the most unusual — and meaningful — of ways. LOL!
[A little boy] sent me a charming card with a little drawing. I loved it. I answer all my children’s letters—sometimes very hastily—but this one I lingered over. I sent him a postcard 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 drawing or anything. He saw it, he loved it, he ate it.
No one has eaten any of my writing (that I know of!- ), but I *have* received some very nice comments over the years. THANK YOU, my reader-friends, for making time to glance at my work. :- )