I wrote this for one of my best friends, Hope. Hope made first year of college so memorable and I don’t know what I would have done without her!
So some time ago, she got a prompt for her creative writing class to write a poem which is a recipe or something like that. I don’t remember exactly but we ended up talking a lot about it and she told me to write her a recipe for happiness and I said I would try and write something really cheesy or whatever. But like I got so busy and didn’t end up doing it till now. I wrote it a few days back and sent it to her. It’s very basic and cheesy (and crappy) but anyway, this is it –
It’s simple you see
Just add the required ingredients
And happy you’ll feel!
A bunch of books mixed with a cup of green tea
Add a view of the hills but no noisy company
Conversations with friends on moon lit, starry nights,
Quiet presence of friends over breakfast and lunch
Add to that a dash of poetry and a spoonful of dark humor
And you’ve got yourself the foundation layer.
Here comes the crucial bit, be careful with this one –
Add a big spoonful of sisterly love and sibling rivalry
Then couple that with the love for and of your parents
And the dish is almost ready!
Now mix some personal growth and dreams
And throw a little music into the mix
Garnish the dish with independent adventures and travel
And happy you’ll be!
Hope is one of the best people I’ve met and I’m going to miss her so much.
I love you.