2020-10-09

Raven 139: Flighty

"Flighty" originally meant "swift." How it came to mean fickle or frivolous isn't clear -- perhaps from descriptions of certain people as being given to "flights" of imagination. Raven seems to evoke the original meaning of flighty -- swift. Yet the modern meaning is there, too.

Case
Woodpecker asked, "What is truth?"
Raven said, "Clouds gather over Rockysummit."
Woodpecker said, "Seems very ordinary."
Raven said, "Yesterday an arrow flew past Stag Sensei and went clear across the creek."
Woodpecker said, "He must have been scared."
Raven said, "Flighty!"
Case adapted from Robert Aitken; introduction and verse by Meredith GarmonA
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