Maybe you haven't been there since you were a child but don't worry, it still exists.
Merely close your eyes and go through the forest that sometimes appears on your bedroom walls, then sail a year's worth of traveling across a vast choppy ocean on a private "Max" boat...only then you will find where the wild things live. Don't complain, if it were any closer the wild things might get too crazy and eat you and your family. Far away is fine for a visit and once you've gotten the wildin' out of your system, simply return home on the "Max" boat. Apparently wild things know not how to swim or sail, so no worries about them following you home for supper.
In regards to where the wild things are, it was never a question of where or how to get there, but when it would suddenly become necessary to go. Every person, not just rowdy children, need some time away for a little "rumpusing" now and again, if only to satisfy some inexplicable animalistic urge to exercise untethered freedom in the untrodden expanses of the world. It is in this expression of freedom that we can appreciate, as Max does in the story, how lovely life back home really is. His time away amongst the wild things makes him grateful to return home to those that aren't so wild but instead gentle and loving, even if they do have a lot of overbearing rules (*cough* parents just don't understand *cough*).
Plus, I'm sure the wild things have certain undesirable traits about them as well. They tend to be a bit smelly after some rowdier rumpuses and it can't be comfortable sleeping on the forest floor night after night, constantly worried that one misstep may result in being eaten. And no one, not even wild little Max, could resist the holy awesomeness of a home cooked meal forever.
Especially, when it is still hot.
The world is all that much more lonely today now that Maurice Sendak, the author of many beloved children books including the famous Caldecott Medal winner "Where the Wild Things Are" has passed away. So, in honor of that wild little renegade Max in his wolf suit and the equally as mischievous man that created him, here is a hilarious interview Stephen Colbert did with Maurice back in January.
|The Colbert Report||Mon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c|
|Grim Colberty Tales with Maurice Sendak Pt. 1|