Well, book fairies do, at least.
Recently I was sitting inside at a table looking out the front window of a cafe in Darby Street, Newcastle. Outside I noticed a small sign attached to a book placed standing up for attention, in the cafe’s unoccupied street-side area: FREE BOOK! The waitress knew nothing about it, so naturally I recovered it.
I was blown away. Somehow the book fairies knew that I had reviewed Rutger Bregman’s book ‘Humankind: A Hopeful History’. And that I had known Hugh McKay in a past life, as they had left his new book ‘The Kindness Revolution’ for exactly the moment when I looked out that window! It was beyond serendipitous and sent a shiver down my spine. But they are obviously good fairies.
Check out #ibelieveinbook fairies, but for me it’s not a matter of belief, as the evidence is unequivocal. Fairies exist as a force for culture in the world. I haven’t yet read the book, but will let you know how I go.
I’m also waiting impatiently for the US Defence Department’s report out soon on the existence of UFOs, now known as Unidentified Aerial Phenomena. Apparently they’re still out there, and still unidentified. Exciting stuff, but obviously US evidence is nothing like my first hand experience of fairies.