Without students a teacher is an unlit candle. It is the student who becomes a catalyst for a very unique illuminative fire to blossom forth from the heart of the teacher.
I wrote those lines years ago. They are a constant companion but I am very much feeling them today.
Blessings to all students who ignite the fire in the teacher. And blessings to all teachers who reflect the light and heat of their students back at them a thousandfold.