Goodbye, Maurice, id of children, uncompromisingly beautiful, strange, mean, sweet, deep, dark, and true.
Via “N222011,” this is from “Tell Them Anything You Want,” a beautiful film by Lance Bangs and Spike Jonze.
(Double-heart-rendingly, it was and is distributed by Adam Yauch’s company Oscilloscope.)
That is all.
My friend Jack sent a link to this wonderful, touching video because it reminded him of the Makearoo mission. Right there in the midpoint, where he talks about how everything else falls away when he works? That’s the spot. Also at the end, when he talks about telling the truth—not just to kids, but in his work—and not knowing why his needle is stuck in childhood. He didn’t need to know why. He just followed that thread with honesty and love, and look at the results. RIP, Mr. Sendak. And thank you.
To the rest of you: Watch this. It’s well worth your time.