"I am in love with the world." was the 1st thing Maurice Sendak said in an interview with Terri Gross that bought a tear to my eye. When I heard him say that simple sentence, I thought, me too, I am in love with the world. He passed away today at the age of 83. As I was out running errands, I heard snippets of different interviews Terri had done with him over the years on Fresh Air. There were many things he said that brought tears to my eyes, in fact, I had to skip my last errand after the last bit on living and dying. I knew him as an amazing artist and author but as I listened today I realized he was more than that. He was an amazing human being with a gift for stirring the soul.