Comments: :(

With each departure of these wonderful and irreplaceable people, this world just becomes less and less worth living in.

Posted by NomadUK at May 9, 2012 07:48 AM

i wanna know why there's always (presumed) monsters in the closet- how come there's never a lump of gold or a video game or something?- i bet Freud has the QED on that

Posted by frankenduf at May 9, 2012 09:24 AM

With each departure of these wonderful and irreplaceable people, this world just becomes less and less worth living in.

I think there's something new for human consciousness about how the internet lets you learn immediately about every famous and/or wonderful person who dies. It makes you (me) feel much more in touch with Death's Gaping Maw.

But I'm confident we have another crop of excellent people coming up behind, all to be eaten in their turn.

Posted by Jonathan Schwarz at May 9, 2012 10:13 AM

I agree with you, Jonathan - as some pass away, others are just coming into existence. While we have the great good fortune to live and breathe, let use the finite number of days we have left to live up to the highest aspirations we can actualize. Keep on truckin'.

Posted by mistah charley, ph.d. at May 9, 2012 04:24 PM

You're right, of course. I even know a few of the wonderful replacements. I just get so damned depressed sometimes.

Posted by NomadUK at May 10, 2012 01:47 AM

I caught the Fresh Air collection earlier this week. A fine tribute to the great Sendak.

Posted by Batocchio at May 11, 2012 12:22 AM