“‘Are there real fairies in the world?’
“I looked up from the mushrooms I was chopping to study my five-year-old daughter’s face. The cock of her head and squint of her eyes matched the skepticism in her voice.
Not long ago, a Christian man who my daughter loves told her that fairies don’t exist. She’s been afraid to believe ever since.
She was waiting for my answer. ‘I don’t know,’ I said. It was the truth.”