“If you want to view paradise, simply look around and view it. Anything you want to, do it, want to change the world? There’s nothing to it.
There is no life I know, to compare with pure imagination. Living there, you’ll be free if you truly wish to be.”
Willy Wonka, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
I was channel flicking last night and ended up watching the bit where Willy Wonka is singing this song. I just remembered how much I loved this bit of the film as a child: the wonder and the magic really drew me in. And when listening to the lyrics of the song, I just love how it is purely escapist and so optimistic – the complete antithesis to reality.