Recipe for Preserving Friends
Select those with round hearts.
Don't bruise with unfeeling words.
Add a heartful of the milk of human kindness and plenty of tact.
Warm with sympathy.
Don't overheat or it may ferment mischief.
Knead with the oil of unselfishness
but beware of jars.
Keep in a warm corner of the heart.
Years will improve the flavour of this preserve.