In case you hadn't heard, Sesame Street turns 40 this week. I've been delighted by articles and images of my favorite Sesame Street characters popping up hither and thither (thanks Tricia for point out Google Oscar!) All the Sesame Street love got me to thinking about writing for children. I usually think only about books when I talk about writing, but Sesame Street is a great example of one of many other sites where children's writers are hard at work, making the world a better, and child-friendly place to learn and grow.
I also wondered about the ways in which Sesame Street left an imprint on my creative self.
I learned that imagination offers endless possibilities.
That friends make our lives more joyful.
And that Kermit the Frog is the best newsman of all time.
I also wonder if youth vampire love might have Sesame Street origins...
Did Sesame Street mold your world as a child and beyond?
I'll leave you with my favorite Sesame Street duo and say THANK YOU to the Children's Television Workshop for all they given for the last 40 years. Here's to the next 40!