Does it make you cringe to see art and artifacts destroyed? For me, it is excruciating to watch as ancient artifacts are destroyed throughout Iraq in the name of war. Through art, culture and wisdom are chronicled in a tangible way.
Art has no language and eliminates barriers. A priceless painting, sculpture, or even street art leaves the admirer moved without having to speak a word. The Huffington Post, often a rag for gossip and politics has an interesting article describing several reasons Why Art is Essential to the Human Spirit. Give the article a read. You may be surprised what is revealed.