Best Friends

Two best friends sat eating their ice cream.

One best friend said to the other best friend, “Friend, do you think it is healthy of us to simply sit here and eat our ice cream?”

The second best friend seemed to consider this, then continued eating.

“Friend,” the first best friend said. “Are you considering, or are you not going to respond?”

“Perhaps,” the second best friend said, “my lack of response is response enough.”

“But, friend, I don’t know what that means,” said the first best friend.

The second best friend smiled. “Must one always know what one means?”

“I think so,” said the first best friend.

“And there, I think, is your folly,” said the second best friend.

The two looked out on the road, watching as cars passed by, each considering this wisdom.

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