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He said that the act of writing this book brought him " the deepest pain and the wondrous feeling of coming into my own". He wrote the story while his partner was dying of cancer. He said that writing the book helped him to continue living with death all around him. About aging he said," It is a blessing to get old. It is a blessing to find the time to listen to music and to read books"....."
To Terry Gross, he stated that she is the only interviewer that brings out these deep thoughts and emotions during interviews. I cried as the interview drew to a close and Mr. Sendak said "I am a happy old man and remember to live your life".Maurice Sendak on life , death and children