I’m so grateful that we had nice weather till 2:00pm on May 30th for our party. At five after two, suddenly, the sky went dark, and an incredible storm came and left within 15 minutes. Meanwhile, I felt refreshed and overwhelmed with joy, after being showered with gifts and kind words from all my lovely friends, students and their parents. Although I was speechless, I managed to say thank you to each one of them. Needless to say that I did not want the party to end, but it did at 2. My heart was filled with love and compassion, for both myself and others. For over 18 years of teaching art, all I wanted to teach was what I needed to learn, which was all about love. And now, I see what love looks like. It is LOVE that my students and everyone has been giving me back. I will take this into my heart to wherever I go. Thank you all.