Tea For A Lazy Airship
5 heaping tablespoons of discipline, excellent
5 slightly less heaping tablespoons of laziness, excellent
1 lifetime of memory
1/2 lbs. chimpanzee leaves
1/4 lbs. velvet-nettles, exotic or secret
1 reflection, your own
Mix discipline and laziness in appropriate portions, stirring carefully, so that each one enriches the experience of the other and they never clash or fight. Strain memory through cheese cloth to extract three happy memories from the past 25 hours, and mull over those memories along with what happened to bring them into being. In an oven or along the pavement of a cloudless summer morning, roast chimpanzee leaves, velvet-nettles, and your own reflection until they are a mellow golden brown. By then, the mixture should smell delicious. Lay roasted mixture along a smooth marble surface, anointed with lasers and the smiles of curious children, and sprinkle with other ingredients like wisps of cloud in the dawn sky.
Store frozen; keeps for decades. When ready to make tea, steep one teaspoon in a silver tea-ball into two quarts of near-boiling water.
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