Vadim was both my teacher and my husband. I placed myself entirely in his hands.
My art teacher in junior high was a very out gay man and a mentor to me. He would tell us about Greenwich Village and show us the ‘Village Voice’ and describe his life, but it was all sort of subversive and below the radar.
That is the difference between good teachers and great teachers: good teachers make the best of a pupil’s means great teachers foresee a pupil’s ends.
The answer, of course, in the mouth of a Christian teacher is that in Christianity alone is there both present joy and future hope.