There was a period of time in high school, I’d say probably my sophomore and junior years, during which I pretty much had only one friend. “But you’re so cool?” you’re probably thinking. I KNOW. I know, it’s just that it’s hard to maintain friends with a strict schedule of recording yourself playing Ani DiFranco songs and posting on internet message boards. So I had this one friend and she was very cool and smoked loootsss of cigarettes and dated weird guys all the time and loved Dispatch and playing pool. At one point she dated this weird adult guy who was very “spiritual,” if you know what I mean. He believed in “energies” and “nature” and “fairies.” And one time I was at a park with this friend, who up until that point had been almost 100% normal, and she said: “You know, the woods are full of fairies. But they won’t show themselves to us because they’re greedy for trinkets.” And I was like, uh, WHAT? WHAT, GUY FROM THIS VIDEO EXCEPT A GIRL AND EXCEPT WITH FAIRIES INSTEAD OF ELVES? But it turns out she was right all along!
An unemployed 22-year-old in Guadalajara captured a living real fairy while picking guavas:
“I was picking guavas and I saw a twinkling. I thought it was a firefly. I picked it up and felt that it was moving; when I looked at it I knew that it was a fairy godmother.”
He may have gotten a little ahead of himself with the godmother part and then he DID murder her by putting her in formaldehyde, but let’s not get caught up in the specifics and hey let’s check this little lady out!
Yep, that’s a fairy. I can tell by the way she’s pointing her finger that she’s a fairy. The guy who caught her, along with his family, is asking for donations to look at and take pictures of this real fairy. Which, hey, great for that guy. That’s fine. If you’re going to have the good luck to find a real fairy while picking guavas when you’ve recently lost your job, you’d be a fool NOT to murder it and then take donations to see its preserved body in a glass. Just doing the Lord’s work. Amen. Fairy Amen. I’m sorry for ever doubting you, friend from the high school story. I hope your life is going well. I think it is, judging by your Facebook profile. So anyway. FAIRIES EXIST!!!! HAVE A MAGICAL DAY! (Via Abroath.)