Me: Well, I’ll be…
Hank: What is it?
Me: It is International Fairy Day.
Hank: Is that a thing?
Pai: On the internet.
Me: No, really. Today, São João for us is Midsummer festival for the fae, the day when the veil between the fairy realm and the human world lifts. You know… as in Shakespeare?
Pai: (doubtful glance)
Me: Maybe that is why people are so mischievous on São João?
Pai: Do not look at me. This is catholic stuff. I am ignorant.
Hank: You mean the fairies are here?
Me: I guess so. This is also their big holiday, so tonight they will be out and about celebrating.
Hank: I love that. The Far Flung Fairies work very hard.
Me: Well, not today. They are all at play.
Hank: Can we call them and leave them happy… what day is it again?
Hank: Happy Midsummer messages?
Me: Of course we can. And… have you been to the fairy door lately? I believe you have installed the paintings for… Oh, what was her name again? Lyuba? Lucy?
Me: (giggling) Try one month ago.
Hank: Can we call her today?
Me: She maybe too busy celebrating to collect her paintings.
Hank: We can leave her a message. She can come and get them whenever she can. I need to tell her I am sorry. I’ll get the letters. I also want to call Paige Portensia.
Pai: This house is full of…
Pai: I was going to say that.
Me: (giving him a kiss on the cheek) I bet you were.