Limited Eternity

For the circle is perfect and infinite in its nature; but it is fixed for ever in its size; it can never be larger or smaller.  But the cross, though it has at its heart a collision and a contradiction, can extend its four arms for ever without altering its shape.  Because it has a paradox in its centre it can grow without changing.  The circle returns upon itself and is bound  The cross opens its arms to the four winds; it is a signpost for free travelers.

G. K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy

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