We Miss You, Maurice!
If you could use a good cry, have a listen to his 2011 conversation with NPR’s Terry Gross about “Life, Death, And Children’s Lit“:
“I have nothing now but praise for my life. I’m not unhappy. I cry a lot because I miss people. They die and I can’t stop them. They leave me and I love them more. … What I dread is the isolation. … There are so many beautiful things in the world which I will have to leave when I die, but I’m ready, I’m ready, I’m ready.”
The author as a young man in his 20’s in New York City: