whilst I was not able to be in a service for much of rosh hashana, or any of yom kippur, it was nice to know that a piece of mine was playing its part in a ritual. I had a sort of presence somewhere. My torah cover for storahtelling was finished, shipped and arrived in NY in time for it to be used at their HighHolidays services (despite my fears about customs delays, shipping times or damage in transit).
it was a great project to have worked on. I have written more about it, and a slideshow of the process from sketch to construction to finished piece here.