As defined, Teaching is the process of tending to people’s needs, choosing to intervene so that they learn new things, so that one is driven to yearn for success, and go beyond the given. And like the oaks of a forest, they stand straight against the breeze to help these fragile saplings bloom into the canopy. But these seedlings too are mighty, and will soon also toil for the next generation of those beneath the soil. And as we grow into the ground, as our leaves greet shades of green we may also provide support for another to try and lean upon the sturdy frame that we have built to hold strong upon loose sand and silt.
Regardless of person, purpose or plight, each one can extend their arms to add verdant might to the umbrella of emerald that forms a safe space for new growth out of the ignorant wastes. So if each one of us can help, then we all may be teachers of our own, part of these tall great trees that hold the shade of shelter for all those beneath and truly attend to all we see.