Friday, September 12, 2014

the greatest storyteller

"The wind is the greatest storyteller of them all.
Just listen to the wind."

-Tomi Ungerer

A few nights ago I was finally able to watch Far Out Isn't Far Enough, a documentary about the life and art of Tomi Ungerer.  There were many things that I loved about it (seeing the clear influence of a childhood surrounded by war/propoganda/art on his art making, his own influence on Sendak's Where The Wild Things Are, his thoughts on the importance of fear in the development of courage.) His words about the wind were also great company, as I work on my own windy story.  

And there were more than a few other quotes worth remembering and repeating:

"Here in Ireland the greatest compliment 
you can pay someone is to say they are genuine."

-Tomi Ungerer 
(from Far Out Isn't Far Enough: The Tomi Ungerer Story)