It is a job, so I weed my garden regularly. But sometimes pulling out a weed is not as simple as writing it out of existence. There are, as in all things, complications and exceptions. For example, if the weed is too small it can’t be pulled out properly. Essentially, the idea hasn't been given enough time to develop. I have to let the idea grow so the weed can grow so I can pull it out by writing it out. But letting it grow is not that easy either. Sometimes the weather conditions are poor, too much rain and not enough sun, or maybe a dog stepped on it. Or maybe the gardener got lazy smoking too much pot and sipping on sweet tea to get around to it. Whatever the reason, the weed isn't growing fast enough and so it has to stay in the ground longer for me to look at. And this really bothers you because you are an OCD gardener. You fucking hate the sight of that weed. It is all you think about. It is all you see when you look out into your garden. An ugly sickly yellow weed. It gets so bad that you are reminded of it every time you see something yellow. Worse still is when the weed is left to grow for too long and it gets too big to pull out. I really have to struggle with it, hacking away at the base and stems, pulling out individual flower petals. It’s a mess. The words just wont come out. And the roots have gotten so long the end is nowhere in sight. This is not the fun part. This is the hard work of being a gardener.
And every now and then the wind will blow. Little bits and pieces of the weed will fly all over my garden, spreading an idea across my mind. Or sometimes, as it happens, I will get more than one idea at a time. Many weeds sprouting all at once. I have to scramble to get them all out as quickly as possible before the garden of my mind is overrun with idea weeds! Bad things like temporary mental retardation coupled with drooling, as well as an overall lack of motivation are just among some of the few bad things that can happen if the weed problem gets out of hand.
And so you see, ideas for me can be a dangerous thing.
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