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.
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...
and Jerusalem in the centre of the land of Israel,
and the sanctuary in the centre of Jerusalem, and the holy place in the centre of the sanctuary, and the ark in the centre of the holy place, and the foundation stone before the holy place, because from it the world was founded.
— Midrash Tanchuma, Qedoshim.
“They dont know where the center of the earth is.”
Said by Old Lodge Skins in Thomas Bergers Little Big Man. Hes trying to understand what makes the white man crazy.