through my fingers.


maurice sendak’s

“where the wild things are”

was initially pitched as

 “where the wild horses are”

his editor loved the pitch but

sendak could not draw horses

so the wild things he drew

ended up being

caricatures of his relatives.

“writing, to me, is simply thinking through my fingers.”
-isaac asimov

credits: maurice sendak, “where the wild things are” – 1963, harper and collins



59 responses »

  1. I’m so excited! This is a wonderful “new to me” story! Maurice Sendak is one of my very Big favorites.
    Since I like illustrations, this is even more “cool.”
    Thank you for this amazing share, Beth. Hope you have a fantastic weekend! 🙂

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  2. Last year my son gave me a book for my graduation written by isaac asimov, entitled realm of numbers. It’s beautiful in its simplicity and deep in its exploration of the mysteries of mathematics. Success often emerges from where our thoughts struggle to get untangled.

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