One Drop at a Time

Can you imagine making anything more perfect than syrup?

How many of these droplets

on one pile of pancakes?

If I could give a lecture

on productivity

I’d talk

sap

and syrup.

How that ‘a’

that word that means

one

how that ‘one’

in the middle of s and p

becomes

“yru”.

S and yru P.

And really?

why are you?

working hard?

collecting?

Why are you

Collecting drop upon drop

upon drop and drop?

Cooking and boiling

and boiling

some

more

to get

perfect color,

taste of perfection.

Little drops

of effort

equaling

so

much

satisfaction.

Sap

Syrup

S for slow?

P for produce?

Slowly one produces?

Slow one – y-r-u productive?

S for so?

P for perfect?

So, one perfect drop?

So, y-r-u perfect?

Hmmm? No more guessing about word origins.

Sap is from Old German ‘saft’ juice.

Syrup is Old French and Old Italian – both going back to Arabic ‘sharab’ for wine.

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