Today’s Word of the Day on Dictionary.com is “Mutable”. Now I know a thing or two about being mutable. Born under the astrological sign, Gemini, change is something I relish! This is slightly (though they might say enormously) unsettling for the fixed and cardinal friends and family I surround myself with. But I like to think they stick around because despite my mutable “flaw” at least I’m not boring!
There are certain qualities though that are not mutable; things like truth and character. I’m reminded of a quote by Maya Angelou, “When someone shows you who they are believe them; the first time.”
Dictionary.com defines mutable as an adjective:
1. liable or subject to change or alteration.
2. given to changing; constantly changing; fickleor inconstant.
It originated from the Latin verb mūtāre meaning “to change.” It entered English in the early 1400s.
Here then are my Haikus featuring the word, mutable:
most first impressions
don’t lie about character
it’s not mutable
life is mutable
we can depend on this truth
because change happens
kat ~ 14 October 2016