A constant parade of energy, discovery, questions, desperation. I realized that the profession I had chosen made me incredibly fortunate. Every year the university would bring me hundreds of new students, each with a story to tell. I never knew what would happen next. Year after year they put me in a classroom with those students and said do what you think is best. They never checked. Over the years I came to understand the heaviness of that responsibility, as well as the opportunity it offered for constant personal renewal, not to mention all kinds of fun.
From Robert Lecker, Dr. Delicious: Memoirs of a Life in CanLit (2006).