Despite the ongoing human sprawl and the loss of natural places, faeries can still be found in our world. If you want to see them, first you need to go someplace relatively untouched. A park won’t do. You’ll have to go deep into the woods, or up a mountain, or wherever your local wild place may be. Bring food. Good food, something homemade or fresh. And lay out a gift or two: a nice feather or shiny piece of jewelry.Set out your offerings, then take a walk. They won’t come while you’re watching. If they like what you left, they’ll leave you a present in return. Take it, but if it’s food, don’t eat it. And don’t thank them. It was a fair trade, you owe no thanks. Come back with another present, something nicer. You might have to repeat these steps several times, always coming up with a slightly better gift. This may get expensive. Eventually, they’ll decide they have nothing left to give you. Only then will they grace you with their presence. They might grant you some charm for fortune or health or luck. Or, they may decide to give you something more devastating: a glimpse into the pleasures of their world. Once you have listened to their music, tasted their food, or laid eyes on their beauty, nothing in your life will ever satisfy you again. Is it worth it?