Fashion, Our Master

Make no mistake: Culture is nothing but fashion writ large, spanning many ages. Fashions of style, of art, of dance and song; of history and shared myth, fashions of the time and place, with each generation adding their small part, sometimes very little, sometimes more. The best fashions are the ones most adaptable to different lands, different eras, different needs. This is why certain fashions will repeat through every human society forever - like puberty rituals. Others? Not so much. Fashions too have their lives, and deaths.

I can't say I understand this fashion apart from the technical aspects. But then, Chess King and a huge lip plate are not that different. Each no doubt aimed at impressing the women of the tribe. The everlasting fount of all fashion.

The iPod is a nice touch.

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