Raven is trying to get himself together for the trip south. In La Jornada he found a quote from St. John of the Cross that he hopes will bolster him in a place where no other members of his species will be available to crony around with:
"The conditions for a lone bird are five:
1. He must fly to the highest point.
2. He must not suffer for lack of company, nor for the lack of his own kind.
3. He must point his beak toward the sky.
4. He must not have a definite color.
5. He must sing softly."
Raven is not in agreement with point number 4, as he is big on Black Pride. Singing softly has never been part of his repetoire, but he's willing to give that a shot....
I think we're getting close to getting him off the ground again.