There are some feathers resting on a stand and you and the following of the feathers are following the feathers. The feathers have a following, and you are one member of the following. You and your fellow followers follow the feathers wherever they may go.
While you and the following are following the feathers from their departure from the stand, one of the members of the following drops an egg and yolk (よく) spills everywhere. What a mess! Being a quick thinker, you use one of the feathers to soak up the yolk and clean up the mess.