The subtitle for this blog may be misleading. Actually it reads "When the pupil is ready to learn, a teacher will appear."
I picked this Zen proverb because in early 2008 I was looking for a language with the following requirements: strong metaprogrammability, strong concurrency support, strong functional bias and bonus points for running on the JVM. I had prepared myself to not find the rare bird when I met Clojure (and it was nearly love at first sight).
So in that perspective I am the pupil and Clojure (the language, Rich Hickey and the whole community) the teacher.