"These two visiting teachers were the gold and silver sun-splash in the great muddy river of school days ... If all the teachers had been like (these two), Francie would have known plain what heaven was. But it was just as well. There had to be the dark and muddy waters so that the sun could have something to background its flashing glory."
To all you teachers and moms (who are teaching all the time), be the sun. Leave the "muddy background" to someone or something else.