Art can’t save you from a burning building

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.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s