Today I get to teach.
Twice a week, I leave my house (if I am well enough) and today is one of those days, because I get to teach at the local Art Center. I have a small class of 2, both adults. And I get to share my love of polymer with them.
I do love teaching. I love the look on people’s faces when they see what they can do. I love the moment when they see what they have created. I love the excitement that comes from these moments. Plus (I am fortunate), I only teach things I personally am excited about: polymer, Zentangles and Personal Spiritual Explorations (I was a minister, after all)
A long time ago, someone asked me “what are three most important jobs in the world?” For me, the answers were easy:
1) Being a reasonably good parent. (This is self explanatory. No one is a perfect parent, but most of us try our best)
2) Being a teacher (knowledge needs to be passed on to the next generation, or else we, as a species will stagnate and die)
3) Garbage collection (I was in NYC when they had the big garbage strike.)
So, I wonder, what would be the next three most important jobs in the world?