On the plain you see the so-called valley sheep, while the mountain sheep are grazing halfway up on the side of the mountains. Now in winter they are slowly making their way down where they will set up camp close to the valley sheep, but they will keep their distance from each other.
Right next to the road live the sheep who think of themselves as more civilized. They get run over by cars more often.
Because only a small number of experts can tell these different kinds of sheep apart, we simply use the generic term “sheep” for all three and further groups of sheep.
In a way, it’s the same with humans, which are all pretty similar, but who decide to focus on tiny differences and to delimit themselves in national, regional or religious groups.
(Photographed on the road from Cluj-Napoca to Târgu Mureș in Romania.)
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