Tarra mourns the death of Bella.
Random Fact: Elephants are one of the few animals that show recognition of one another even after death. When an old elephant dies the rest accompanies her in that difficult journey and stay by the corpse for a while. Elephants are also one of the few land animals that produce tears out of sadness.
RIP Maurice Sendak (1928-2012)
[He] cherished the letters that individual children sent him unbidden, which burst with the sparks that his work had ignited.
“Dear Mr. Sendak,” read one, from an 8-year-old boy. “How much does it cost to get to where the wild things are? If it is not expensive, my sister and I would like to spend the summer there.”