49% done with The Wind in the Willows

I wonder what he was trying to say with the Piper at the Gates of Dawn? Death seemed to be the theme but also the ignorance of death, a forgetting of life. It’s very beautiful but also very odd to travel into this mystical realm. Yet is says as much about adult Otter who sat in solemn patience for the little one to return. It speaks of quiet grief and loneliness.