I always hated writing these things. Laborious descriptions of inanimate objects. Nowadays I’m much more comfortable with droning on and on about nothing much in particular - I don’t know if you’ve noticed - but back then, anything that didn’t move or shoot or shout something ridiculous was probably going to get killed off as soon as I could manage it. I don’t know if that’s what prompted me to predict the plant’s death before the end of the paragraph, but it smacks to me of a mixture of desperation and resentment - desperate for something to say, resentful that I even had to say it. As far as I was concerned, it was a plant, and a pretty horrible-looking one at that. And who wants to hear about a horrible-looking plant? Considering all this, I didn’t do a bad job really. I’ve got a pretty vivid picture in my mind of this scrappy, scrawny piece of vegetation and it’s also taken the time to make a value judgement about its lifespan. Not to mention a little biographical detail about the author, who has clearly spent a great deal of time staring into cats’ ears. I’m still none the wiser about what species of plant it is though. I don’t hate plants, but my general disinterest in them never really left me I’m afraid. Googling plant green leaves pink underside fetches me tons of results, none of which are the one I see in my head. Binging plant green leaves pink hairy underside is pretty much the same. DON’T just Google ‘hairy pink underside’. Just don’t. So I guess we’ll never know what kind of plant it is. But if you have any great ideas about it, don’t hesitate to write to me and, if you’re right, I’ll buy you one as a prize.
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I always hated writing these things. Laborious descriptions of inanimate objects. Nowadays I’m much more comfortable with droning on and on about nothing much in particular - I don’t know if you’ve noticed - but back then, anything that didn’t move or shoot or shout something ridiculous was probably going to get killed off as soon as I could manage it. I don’t know if that’s what prompted me to predict the plant’s death before the end of the paragraph, but it smacks to me of a mixture of desperation and resentment - desperate for something to say, resentful that I even had to say it. As far as I was concerned, it was a plant, and a pretty horrible- looking one at that. And who wants to hear about a horrible-looking plant? Considering all this, I didn’t do a bad job really. I’ve got a pretty vivid picture in my mind of this scrappy, scrawny piece of vegetation and it’s also taken the time to make a value judgement about its lifespan. Not to mention a little biographical detail about the author, who has clearly spent a great deal of time staring into cats’ ears. I’m still none the wiser about what species of plant it is though. I don’t hate plants, but my general disinterest in them never really left me I’m afraid. Googling plant green leaves pink underside fetches me tons of results, none of which are the one I see in my head. Binging plant green leaves pink hairy underside is pretty much the same. DON’T just Google ‘hairy pink underside’. Just don’t. So I guess we’ll never know what kind of plant it is. But if you have any great ideas about it, don’t hesitate to write to me and, if you’re right, I’ll buy you one as a prize.