The Magpie Goblins are collectors of all things left behind: old belongings, toys we’ve outgrown, paths not taken, moments we can’t quite recall. While they sometimes claim things we might like to keep, they also unburden us from things we no longer need or that are too heavy to carry forever, helping us to lay down old fears, regrets, or hurts. Whether we feel lighter or emptier after they visit depends on what has been taken away.