I have seen real-life fairies! I knew they were real, it's just now I have the proof: "Natural Fashion: Tribal Decoration from Africa" by Hans Silvester.
Little children, painted faces, serious eyes, and teeth just peeping out from behind smiling lips. Grasses wrapped around chins, flowers and mushrooms dangling from closed mouths. Antler headdress, berry crowns. Real-life fairies. There is so much beauty in the world.