There is life, there is death and then we have art and taxes. Art can save people from feeling as though they are the walking dead: spiritual and emotional renewal are one of the great gifts of art.
As a consolation to the local Germans: Art has an entirely different meaning in German, it just means type. What we call art, they call Kunst.
Sometimes people experience life changes that cause some aspect of self or identity to die. Becoming a parent or a married person or a graduate or a divorce or major loss are examples of the kinds of things that can cause a drastic change. Finding or losing a religion or having a significant change in belief or behavior can have this effect. Please check out the attached video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmUY2Mtv5To