The friendship between a man and a woman which does not lead to marriage or desire for marriage may be a life long experience of the greatest value to themselves and to all their circle of acquaintance and of activity; but for this type of friendship both a rare man and a rare woman are needed. Perhaps it should be added that either the man or the woman thus deeply bound in lifelong friendship who seeks marriage must find a still rarer man or woman to wed, to make such a three cornered comradeship a permanent success.
"There were two men standing across from each other, each in desperate need of a helping hand. They reached out to each other, but their fingers barely touched. The man on the right wondered why the other man wouldn't reach just one inch more. Finally, frustrated, he reached forward and clasped the other man's hand. When the other man tried to hug him, he stepped back. "Why didn't you reach just one more inch?" he demanded. The other man was astonished. "One more inch?" he asked. "To me it seemed like you were miles away."