I just got home from the morning school run to discover that Maurice Sendak, beloved author and illustrator of books Where the Wild Things Are, In the Night Kitchen, Outside Over There (and so many more) died today at 83.
I can't tell you how many times I read those books to Killian and Corwin and all my daycare kids. I can still recite the entirety of Where the Wild Things Are from memory.
The world is a sadder place today.
Rest in Peace, Maurice. We'll miss you. Wherever you are, let the wild rumpus begin!