Today's New York Times (well, actually Sunday's, but the book review comes on Saturday) has an Read a Book, Get Out of Jail, about a book group for convicted criminals, offered in lieu of jail time. The author quotes W.H. Auden:"Poetry makes nothing happen."
So I'm asking, does art make anything happen? If so, which art? how?
I have been reading Oliver Sacks, thinking about autism and Alzheimer's alot: how art (music, drawing, story telling) reach through, pull out, stretch, focus.