The visit highlighted for Mark the difference between his relationship with his students and my relationship with my students. Because I was in a small town, I knew my students outside the classroom as well as in. The teachers and the students in Fitche played volleyball together every day after school. We went on trips, like a trip on a feast day to a nearby monastery, and I visited the parents of students on vacation days. It would have been unusual for Mark, in the big city, to relate to his students in that way. Still, he was visibly moved to be re-visiting his school and we all shared in the emotion.