For some reason I had great difficulty picking a word today until I looked down on my foot and discovered the perfect word to pass onto you all. Strangely enough I have only one word tattooed on my body and luckily it isn’t the name of some estranged ex-boyfriend. Rather it is a word I use to remind me how I would like to live my life and one of the ultimate goals I’d like to achieve. The first two things people always ask when they see the tat is “what does it mean and didn’t it hurt getting it on your foot?” To answer the second question first, the tattoo didn’t hurt at all. I did have to hold my leg to keep from kicking the tattoo artist because the needle kept hitting a nerve that causes that kicking reflex, but it tickled for the most part. To answer the first question I will provide you with today’s word.
taeadol – draw, a tie (like in a good game of futbol)
When I selected the word I did so in Farsi, a language I had been pretty avid at learning while living in Los Angeles and in Farsi ‘taealdo’ means balance. It wasn’t until a few years later in Tampa when a gentleman from Qatar noticed the tattoo and told me it’s meaning in Arabic which is quite similar to the Persian meaning when you think about it. I’m just glad to know it didn’t mean something like tapioca or the color perry-winkle (two of my least favorite things) in Arabic. The major lesson in today’s word for the travel wise is to make sure you investigate all meanings of a word before you ink it on your outer most organ.