They're sources of endless encouragement.
But they're also great at keeping it real with you.
They go to great lengths to help you succeed.
But you feel terrible when they're disappointed in you.
And it's only because they want you to do well.
When it's almost finals week, they come to class bearing appropriate provisions.
And it's the best when they bring their kids to class to cheer you up (or as teaching subjects).
Office hours sometimes means being invited to casual dinner parties.
They even come to your games, shows, and gigs (no matter how bad you are).
And when their band has a gig, you're there for them too.
True story: these are some of my professors in a band. Here's to you, Roundabout Ramblers!