A recipe for a healthy, solid, lasts-a-lifetime kind of friendship
A heap of common interests (or, if this is not available, a common friend with whom both have strong ties, or a common enemy whom both detest with the same vehemence)
A liberal dose of tolerance, tempered with a healthy helping of truthfulness
A couple of cubes of empathy
Five drops of tact extract
A cup of refined Love, from which all to nearly all physical desire has been removed
Set the two individuals on a tray. Remove a piece of each one’s soul and place it in the other’s body.
Apportion the remaining ingredients equally between the two. Be very careful about this, because if there is an imbalance, the friendship will not be a healthy one.
Place the tray in an oven, and allow the individuals to bake together till the aroma of the friendship fills the air.
Make sure not to keep opening the oven door as this will result in a half-baked friendship, and the soul pieces will wither and die.
Also ensure that the friends are taken out of the oven at the same time, and are kept together in a warm place, or the friendship will cool.
Day 73: write an ode to a commonplace object