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Love: For Me

by Meg Keene, Editor-In-Chief

And speaking of Wild Things, as you all go off to your weekends of wild rumpuses, I wanted to leave you with a story that reminds me of what love really feels like, as told by the woman who introduced me to the word blog:Love: For Me | A Practical WeddingA little boy (maybe 5 years old) wrote to Maurice Sendak telling him how much he loved his books, his drawings, everything about him. As you might imagine, Sendak gets a lot of fan mail, but he was so moved by this one that he wrote the boy back and enclosed an original drawing, just for him.

The boy was so overjoyed when he received the drawing that he ate it, the entire thing, every last shred of pulp and ink.

His mom wrote back to the author, telling him the story. Sendak was thrilled, saying that that was the greatest compliment he had ever received.

Go, go, go. Go find yourself something you love, and eat it all up.

Meg Keene

Meg is the Founder and EIC of APW. Her first book, A Practical Wedding: Creative Solutions for Planning a Beautiful, Affordable, and Meaningful Celebration, was published in January 2012, and has been a top three bestseller on the wedding bookshelf ever since. Meg has her BFA in Drama from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. She lives in Oakland, CA with her husband and son. For more than you ever wanted to know about Meg, you can visit

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  • Amanda

    I'm holding my hand atop my head so I don't float away. Thank you, Megaroo.
    <3 <3 <3

  • You can call me Yell

    I loved this post!

  • Mrs T

    Love how honest kids are.

  • Meghan

    Love that story.

  • iheartkiwi

    Beautiful. This just made my day.

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