Read in a Guideposts January 2018 article by a retired New York lawyer who decades into his career rediscovered his love of drawing – that was first encouraged & supported by his 3rd grade teacher who took him to art museums & art classes – by taking up painting where his “sense of self returned or at least a new sense developed“:
“Let it never be forgotten how one person’s interest in you,
their willingness to encourage you,
their ability to draw out your gifts can make a difference.
A life difference.”