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 street-side area, which was unoccupied: FREE BOOK! I queried the waitress, who knew nothing about it, so naturally I recovered it, and was blown away.
Somehow the fairies knew that I had recently reviewed Rutger Bregman’s book ‘Humankind: A Hopeful History’ (KC subscribers?), and that I had known Hugh McKay in a past life. And they had left his brand new book ‘The Kindness Revolution’ for exactly the moment when I sat down and 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 and are 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 ex UFOs, now known as Unidentified Aerial Phenomena. Apparently they’re still out there, whatever they are, and still unidentified. Exciting stuff, but obviously the US intelligence services evidence is nothing like my first hand experience of fairies.