When I'm having a terrible day, my favorite remedy is to go to an art museum. For me, engaging with culture is a great reminder of the world outside of myself and a perfect resolution for a bad mood. Art has had a profound impact on my life (and I imagine many of yours too). Soul Pancake, a website co-founded by The Office's Rainn Wilson, is a place to digest on life's big questions. This week they asked: "What Art Has Saved Your Life?"
Frequently the arts face extreme scrutiny, especially in today's economic climate. People argue why anyone should pay attention to art when there is war, disease and economic recessions. But as these answers to SoulPancake's question demonstrate, the harder life is, the more important art is. Share your answer in the comments!