Happy Mother's Day

This little illustration is from a book called I Saw Esau. It's a collection of traditional rhymes for children collected by the British folklorists Iona & Peter Opie and illustrated by Maurice Sendak. I framed the illustration and hung it tucked into a corner in the hallway near our bedrooms. Every so often I catch my little Mr. looking at it curiously. To me it's a magical illustration depicting the lengths to which a mother will go to protect her children from distress. I want my children to know this: that although I cannot protect them from every harm they will encounter in life, I will always do my best to care and comfort...

Happy Mother's Day to every Tree-Mama.


  1. Happy Mother's Day to you! Such a beautiful illustration. (:

  2. Happy Mother's Day to you as well.

  3. Happy Mother's Day! I hope it was a magical day.

  4. What an amazing little illustration...Maurice Sendak was a magical soul.


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