I have good friends, from all over the globe. The avant-garde of writers, pragmatic thinkers, the compassionate and the brave. Yet I have not one soul from my old homeland of Ohio. But to my joy, from the far corners of this planet, I have just gained the friendship of two more fabulous people. Indeed my dance card is full, alas I can see that I really have no time for my fellow patriots. For I now belong to the world.
Ah ha, here I was trying my best to feel dejected and sorry for self, and I just now realized; that I exist, not for the folks back home, who have not, and may never receive me, but I have been placed here at this moment in time, to have a delightful fellowship with this special group.
One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child.
Carl G Jung