Agnes Martin painted the things, or non-things, that she was wired to paint; the results, which entreat us to
pause and breathe and accept them, feel ever weirder, ever more essential.
As such, at times his argument might appear dangerously akin to those new-age self-help books that entreat us to
'live in the now'.
They entreat us to
remember them because they fear if we do not, they'll never secure the staggering amount of federal help they'll need to rebuild splintered homes and shattered lives.
But whatever our needs or circumstances, Kaufer and Osmer-Newhouse entreat us to
pursue the journey to our spiritual center in "your own way, respecting the world you share with others, and knowing that you are guided by a larger wisdom and companion.