The fairy research continues. I’ve taken a fascinating detour through anthropological debates about animism and am starting research on neo-paganism.
In an interview about The Heroine’s Journey Gail Carriger says that work started as a presentation that grew and grew, and then she edited the presentation into a book. I’ve been thinking about doing the same with the “Brief History of Fairies.” I’m much more conscious of keeping people’s attention while giving a presentation than I am when writing an essay.
For he comes, the human child,
To the waters and the wild
With a faery, hand in hand,
For the world’s more full of weeping than he can understand.
from W. B. Yeats “The Stolen Child”