A graphic from “Elements of Astronomy” (1875), pg. 139

A graphic from “Elements of Astronomy” (1875), pg. 139

 “20th Century Catalogue of Supplies for Watchmakers, Jewelers, and Kindred Trades” (1899), pg. 22

“20th Century Catalogue of Supplies for Watchmakers, Jewelers, and Kindred Trades” (1899), pg. 22

 Chinese rock crystal ring, 18th century, via the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Chinese rock crystal ring, 18th century, via the Metropolitan Museum of Art

 A dance circle, 1950, via the Center for Jewish History archives

A dance circle, 1950, via the Center for Jewish History archives



On Circles

Circles are symbols of wholeness, no start and no finish, the unknowable origin of time. The eternal. Source of life, destination of uncertainty. It signals repetition, movement within constancy, gateway, the center of focus. A signifier of equality, equidistance. Oneness.