‘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.
- travelling from place to place, in particular working or based in various places for relatively short periods.“the peripatetic nature of military life”
- (of a teacher) working in more than one school or college.“a peripatetic music teacher”