Truly compelling art touches our souls, and we know this because it makes us feel briefly immortal. We can feel this chain of consciousness; a sort of spirit in all of us that makes us more than mere animal. Care, sacrifice, hope, and purity, or jealousy, rage, and hurt; they all swirl within us. Art touches those human essences and says “I do, too.” But it doesn’t merely tell you-it shows you, and it shows you through you, because everyone feels it through the lens of their own experiences. Good art also makes an artist out of all of us. For once the partaker knows how she feels, she is able to tell her own story that much more articulately. The benefits are contagious. Pass it on.