I stood up here again today. I waited quietly for the sign or a word from you. I felt so alone–isolated and unloved without you here. I kept dwelling on why you were taken from me, weeping softly as the willow trees harmonized along with the wind. It was then I felt the embrace of the South Wind. The warmth of it made me aware of a presence I hadn’t noticed before. I felt as if I were being embraced when I was asking why you were gone. I looked to my right and saw a number of blue jays in a nearby try. They didn’t move even if I moved closer, but kept watching me…
It was then I remembered something else–a story an old man in the village had told me about how the cardinals and blue jays watch over us at times. I could almost hear you telling me that it was alright. I could almost feel you wrap your arms around me in that wind. Then the clouds started to blow in and a mist began to fall…I then heard the cry of the Eagle. I knew the time to mourn would pass and that the Eagle would guide me to the point to where I could find you.
I began to walk further into the forest on that mountain and the rain began to fall. I found a cave and went inside. The storm grew worse, but I knew the Eagle guided me here for a reason. As the thunder roared and the rain quenched the thirst of the forest, I felt a slumber come over me. I laid down on my jacket and closed my eyes. I then walked through a field toward a magnificent lake. The mountains there were much taller than here and had more green trees and beautiful flowers. It was there I saw the white stallion. You once promised me that when I saw a white stallion, it would mean that I would go to another land, far away from the land of my tears.
I had little idea that when I arrived back home, a plane ticket to a place called Montana was waiting for me. I guess that it is there that I will discover a new world–and a new life. I did not know that I would be needed elsewhere, but you did. You told me this long before I lost you. I will go forth now and will shed no more tears. This was meant to be. What awaits me there, I am not sure, but I know that when you told me that I would leave here, I never thought that I would have to live this vision alone. Until we meet again. Farewell, my warrior.