Willie was very fond of his mother when he was little. He prayed to God and said: «Please God I want to love my mother with my whole heart and soul. And I want everything to be like it is now.»
And God answered: «Okay, Willie.»
Then Willie met this beautiful woman.
«As a matter of fact I want you to change that, I want you to make it that I love my wife.»
And Willie had a son.
And he says: «I want that changed.»
And God said to the angels: «Take care of Willie.»
And the angels said: «What are we going to do with these human beings they all want the same thing and want it changed?»
And God says: «Arrange it that way. Everything stays the same and everything changes. What is in the world is really opposites.»
Agnes Martin, «Willie Stories», em Writings, Hatje Cantz, Ostfildern-Ruit, 2005
Agnes Martin, Untitled, 1978
Aguarela e tinta da china colorida sobre papel, 22,9 x 22,9 cm