“There is no life I know to compare with pure imagination. Living there, you’ll be free if you truly wish to be. ” — Gene Wilder as Willie Wonka
Who: Gene Wilder, born Jerome Silberman (1933-2016)
What: American actor, screenwriter, and author
Where: Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Why: Gene Wilder is possibly best known for his role in the 1971 film WIllie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. This has been one of my favorite films since childhood…..who can resist Oompa Loompas and the possibilities of rivers of chocolate?
As an adult, his character reminds me that there is a magic in childhood that is often shrugged off as “simply being child-like”. But, I ask you, is that such a bad thing?
Cheers to embracing the wonder and magic of childhood!
***As some of you might have noticed, I am VERY behind with my 52 Faces Project, but I am back on the wagon!