If we’re fortunate, as we march through life we bump into true inspiration. Perhaps we’re lucky enough to have a teacher or mentor who points us in directions we never imagined possible. Or we encounter a toal stranger who, completely unexpectedly, turns our lives around. Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be.” David Mellor shares his thoughts about the truly fortuitous encounter that inspired him.
David Mellor has taught high school mathematics for more than twenty years.