That word jumped out at me today, perhaps because I read it in this sentence in haiku mind by Patricia Donegan:
“If we could expand our vision and really understand the truth of impermanence we would be enlightened on the spot.”
From my on-line dictionary:
“Impermanence” – the state or fact of lasting for only a limited period of time
I don’t know about being “enlightened on the spot,” but I think if I truly understood “the truth of impermannennce” I’d for damn sure be a bit wiser.