"The world still holds ancient enchantment. It hints of jouneys into unseen and unmapped domains. There was a time when the distances between our world and those we consider “imaginary” were no further than a bend in the road. Each cavern and hollow tree was a doorway to another world. Humans recognized life in all things. The streams sang and the winds whispered ancient words into the ears of whoever would listen. Every blade of grass and flower had a tale to tell. In the blink of an eye, one could explore worlds and seek out knowledge that enlightened life. Shadows were not just shadows and woods were not just trees and clouds were not just pretty. There was life and purpose in all things and there was loving interaction between the worlds.
...Those ancient worlds still exist, though the doorways are more obscure. Now we must seek them out. There are still noble adventures to undertake. There are still pots of gold at the end of rainbows, but they must be searched out and won."
~taken from Enchantment of the Faerie Realm by Ted Andrews~