WHEN COWS FLY (Did I get that right?)
When birds fly, when ants forage, when religions are born, when governments collapse, there is a principle involved; it has nothing to do with education, intelligence, with social history or for that matter, any noticeable measure of sanity. It is present in all group activity. It requires only the most basic instinctual fragment of decision-making. The leader of the pack says “North”, “South”, “East” or “West”.
The pack members notice only the constituent to the left or the right and follow the observed movements. With starlings, it is called murmeration. With cattle it is hanging out with the herd. With bees it is buzzin’ aroun’ with yer buddies and with people it is the nod of a hundred heads to the command “Let’s get’er done.”
Q: “So, where is the artist?”
A: “Just follow the cow, my friend; just follow the cow.”