Inspiration steps out of the gate of the city, so joyful that they seem to jump over the moat - the threshold. They almost skip to the tune of their flute, and the sound disturbs a whole flight of birds, new companions on their journey. The city folks are looking at them from the gate and battlements, eager to join them, but still shy.
Possible meanings : Following inspiration. Making art to inspire others. Living your truth in a way that also frees others. Leading by example. Creating change in your community.
Look at the long braid, still connecting the character to the city. Their journey is not about cutting ties, but creating change and transformation that benefits the place where they come from.