Raven 142: Too Soon

In #11, Brown Bear recommended that Raven "try camping out for a while." In #12 we learn that she took this instruction to heart: "She wandered a long time, from forests to upland meadows to icy lakes." It was a time of pilgrimage and solitary practice -- which life fundamentally always is, in any case.

Woodpecker asked, "When Brown Bear said you should camp out for a while, was there anything underlying his words?"
Raven said, "Woodpecker!"
Woodpecker said, "Yes?"
Raven hung her head and turned away, saying "Ah, too soon."
Case adapted from Robert Aitken; introduction and verse by Meredith Garmon

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