With its mystical powers, the Blue Jay saw beyond the veil of reality and into the realm of the spirits. But with these powers came great sadness, for the Blue Jay was burdened by the weight of knowledge that it carried.
As it flew through the forest, the Blue Jay saw things no other could see. It saw the spirits of the trees whispering secrets to one another in the rustling of their leaves. It saw the ghosts of animals long gone, still wandering through the woods, lost and confused. And it saw the sorrow of those left behind, the loved ones of those who had passed on.
The Blue Jay could do nothing to ease their pain, for it was a creature of the spirit world, unable to intervene in the affairs of the living. And so it flew on, a solitary figure in a world of shadows and secrets.
~ Robert David Atkinson