November 11, 2011

Mental state

Picture this.
There's a button attached to a coat.
Gradually, over the months, the button begins to loosen.
One of the threads holding it in place snaps.
Then another.
It starts to slowly lean away from the coat it's attached to.
One by one, the threads snap off until the button is barely hanging on.
It's dangling from the coat by a single thread.
It's begging to fall off, but won't. It can't. 
It's been a good coat, but the button is anxious to venture forth and try a new garment.
There's still a single stubborn thread that refuses to snap.
And no one will help cut it.

I really want to cut the final thread.

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