I thought about my own prayer life, which consisted almost exclusively of asking God for things. That wasn't a relationship. Passover reminded me that our spiritual journey isn't about "practicing religion" -- it's about living faith.
I'm grateful that you see art in everything. I'm grateful that you go to a school with the time to teach art that allows you to be expressive even if I can't put it in the recycle bin because you will just take it out again.
While we are enjoying the dog days of summer, we are also in Elul, the final month of the Jewish calendar -- one of traditional personal reflection. One synagogue asks on Twitter: WDSCU2D?