“My own fears were very peculiar. I was terrified of the vacuum cleaner, you know, untraditionally…when my mother plugged the vacuum cleaner in, and it was those old-fashioned Hoovers, you know, the thing blew up visibly, and the sight of that bag swelling used to just drive me right up the wall, literally. I had to get out of the house, and I was sent to the neighbors until she was all done.”
Maurice Sendak