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Book of Days

17
October

The Center

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For me, the Center is the center of the earth:

The hub of the wheel; the still point. The Center is the place where for at least a little while, the craziness fades away, and what remains is peace.  

 
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For the Jews of my work-in-progress (2nd cenury BCE) the Center was the Temple in Jerusalem

As the navel is set in the centre of the human body,
so is the land of Israel the navel of the world... 
situated in the centre of the world, Click to read more...

 

“They don’t know where the center of the earth is.”

Said by Old Lodge Skins in Thomas Berger’s Little Big Man. He’s trying to understand what makes the white man crazy.


 
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