‘We wander for distraction,  but we travel for fulfilment’ Hilaire Belloc

I have recently been described as peripatetic. I thought this was a more complex description of a ‘pathetic’, which is fine with me but I quickly ran to Google to check the new word out. It turns out that it does not mean pathetic, but just the opposite! Well, I’m not gonna lie, I felt somewhat relieved! Although to me it seems like I am quite pathetic, at least some of the time! Peripatetique!

New day new word. Welcome to the life of a migrant.

My peripatetic way of life Morocco African desert Aldona Kmiec Photography Ballarat Melbourne contact details page
© Aldona Kmiec Photo taken on an old Russian bus on a desert somewhere between Marrakech and Essaquira in Oct 2007
Peripatetic ˌpɛrɪpəˈtɛtɪk
adjective
In Polish: wędrowny, perypatetycki
  1.  
    travelling from place to place, in particular working or based in various places for relatively short periods.
    “the peripatetic nature of military life”
    synonyms:nomadic, itinerant, travelling, wandering, roving, roaming, migrant, migratory,ambulatory, unsettled, vagabond, vagrant

    “his peripatetic way of life”
    • (of a teacher) working in more than one school or college.
      “a peripatetic music teacher”
  2.  
    Aristotelian
Origin
late Middle English (denoting an Aristotelian philosopher): from Old French peripatetique, via Latin from Greek peripatētikos ‘walking up and down’, from the verb peripatein
Bus Journey Morocco 2007 Driving through Moroccan desert_Fine Art Travel images Africa