There is a lot we can learn from nature because there is uniformity in the core of it – as well as within the human existence. All lions look the same, but different from the other cats; all sunbirds look the same but different from the other birds; all roses look the same but different from the other flowers. Then again, no lion is the exact same with the other lion, no sunbird, and no rose are identical to other sunbirds and roses – same as people. Unfortunately, nature hasn’t given the human species any special fashionable natural identification marks to distinguish one from the other, apart from sex, and even that is questionable. Humans have had this craze for hair and body decoration, especially the face, since Palaeolithic age. Even before man started wearing clothes, he started wearing products of nature such as shells, bones and flowers as ornaments; used stone, shell and bones as nose-rings and earrings; and painted fashionable marks on his face and body, in order to distinguish one from the other. Nature has always been used by people as a tool, an inspiration, a protection, really as the center of existence.
Vinogradova, Russia, 1880s