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  1. I can see that. A chance to explore a new world by proxy. Now we have nothing currently to explore so we dive deep into our imaginations or follow someone else’s imagination.

  2. “The fantastic is that place where we can once again experience wonder.”

    Yes, exactly. The sensation of wonder is what I miss most from childhood. For me, when I was very young, everything was fresh and new and wondrous.

  3. I think Tolkien’s notion of mankind as “Sub-Creators” is pretty solid to explain it, as well. And even for those whose deny or disbelieve in an actual Creator, there is still a compulsion to create anyway.

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