virus: infinity's center

Eva-Lise Carlstrom (
Wed, 8 Oct 1997 16:03:18 -0700 (PDT)

Marie inquires, if the universe is infinite, are we not all the center?

I think it was St. Augustine who described God as the circle whose
center is everywhere and whose circumference is nowhere. Given my
understanding of God, which bears almost no resemblance to the
Christian's, I like it, though not much else from that quarter. In his
book _Invisible Cities_ Italo Calvino included a description of a city
whose center is everywhere and boundary nowhere (and thus one can never
leave it). This all resonates nicely with my own experiences when I gave
up pronouns for a while.

who thinks she made this post several months ago to someone else, but
guesses that's okay.