Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Author Maurice Sendak is dead, but his stories and drawings will live on.
The above snippet felt like an expression of complete activity, with nothing extra. That boy didn't think about the potential value of the drawing Sendak sent him, nor was he attached to keeping it around for any other reason. He saw it, loved it, and ate it. Sendak, too, when receiving the story took it in, loved it, and remembered it fondly years later.
Complete activity with nothing extra. A lot of Zen teachings point to the same thing.