Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Live your Life. Live your Life. Live your Life.

Maurice Sendak has died. If you want to listen to something truly tragic, listen to his last Fresh Air Interview on NPR. That deep old man sadness gets me man, its gets me. I hope he has found  peace in death. I look at someone with such beauty and sensitivity and creativity within themselves, and I see God. Yes, I see God in "Where the Wild Things Are". I see him in simple prose and weird monsters. I see God in all things intelligent and lovely and pure.

I personally believe that we exist before we come to this earth and after we leave it. I know many, many people who don't share this belief. Maurice Sendak definitely didn't. A sadness and disparity in death is apparent not only in his interviews but his work. What did the Wild things say? “Please don't go. We'll eat you up. We love you so.” This doesn't mean all atheists are depressed, I don't think Mr. Sendak was.

I will never preach to my friends, I will never look down my nose at them and scoff at their disbelief, because I know it's hard. I know it's hard to fathom or suspend what we know as reality. Faith is no cake walk....or maybe,for some, it really is. Those outliers who are full of holiness and purity and diligence, and on the other end those who are not questioners,  who take what is given to them and accept it and move on, never making a wave. I know that people sometimes look at what I believe and say 'ridiculous', 'preposterous'. I see the bravery in a non-believer, and I hope people can see the bravery in believing.

I am not a blind follower and I am no angel. I am inquisitive and mischievous. But I have searched, and I have found faith. What's more, I have seen the difference in a faithless life and one full of hope. I have seen it change me and my disposition. I have felt a oneness with the Spirit and I have gained a knowledge that this life is not the end.

This post doesn't really have a true goal. I'm not trying to prove any points, just rambling on about what I really do believe in.

This quote kills me

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.
Maurice Sendak on Fresh Air in 2011.

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1 comment:

  1. Oh god, that Colbert interview with him was so amazing I was dying laughing. I never knew how Sendak was until that. I didn't know he died. Kills me. He was so different.