Quintessence (A Prosatio Silban Amuse Bouche)

“WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT element of the Perfect Meal?” someone once asked Prosatio Silban.

“The company,” came his reply.

“But cannot one have a perfect meal by oneself?” his inquisitor persisted.

The cook-errant thought for a moment. “Only if that one,” he said with a smile, “is at One.”

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