In our conversation about setting down things that are heavy, I asked Jerry about my writing, because these days sometimes my writing, particularly my rule about daily publishing, feels like a burden. He said, "You're a teacher now. Do whatever you need to do to support your teaching."
I am a teacher? Present tense?
Jerry said, "You've taught me (and others) writing. You've taught skiing. You're teaching centering. And you're called to teach. You're a teacher."
Okay, then. I'm a teacher.