Art can’t save you from a burning building. Art can’t save you from drowning or being stabbed by a hippie. Art saves you from hopelessness, from nihilism and despair.
Although they wouldn’t think of themselves this way, great comedians, musicians, writers and artists save you, however momentarily, from quiet suffering.
Put on your favorite record and dance.
Watch your favorite comedy special and laugh.
Read your favorite book, watch your favorite movie, and weep. Weep not out of woe but out of wonder, of awe and gratitude for being lucky enough to experience art created by those rare demigods blessed with the gift of touching something higher.