I hope you will take a few minutes and really study Rilla Alexander's contribution.
I won't try to explain what all is going on here, Rilla has done a great job of that over on her site.
I do hope you'll take some time and read through her Max and the Magic Flute set and understand what she's saying. It's very touching and beautiful.
Thank you Rilla for creating one of the most thoughful pieces for Terrible Yellow Eyes.
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If I haven't convinced you to click over and read yet, maybe this excerpt will help :
"Maurice Sendak's first passion is music and Mozart has been his "saviour" since he was 16.
He says of "The Magic Flute", his favourite opera, that it "has everything I wish my own work had a scrap of - beauty of shape and design, a comic lowdown vaudeville vitality blended with dark serious truth telling, depth of soul and a generous unjudgemental view of human-kind".
Tamino (with his magic flute) and Papageno (with his bird cage) think he has achieved that in spades.
Be sure and visit Rilla over at her site.