Good morning again!
I apologize for totally missing yesterday, and I know I just posted this week’s Rock the Vote 2011 post (click here to vote if you haven’t already!) , but I thought I would continue with Premiere Week today so we stay on track.
We’ve talked about ‘The Center’ before a few times (most recently, according to my math, was back in March with “Is Brennan the Center“), and it’s one of those Bones-isms that I find fascinating. In theory, ‘the center’… whatever it is, must hold. So in my mind, this means whatever it is…must be a constant. Yet (and my apologies to those of you who stack ‘the center’ up with ‘eventually’, ‘someday’, ‘imperviousness’ etc, etc, as words you are tired of hearing over and over again!) when I think of Bones and this idea of the center, and it holding, it seems like this fluid thing to me.
Has ‘the center’ changed over the course of the series? Even if B&B identified it at the end of the season three premiere, had it already been in existence at that point? Is the ‘center’ outside of B&B’s control, or are they in control of it? Is it something that originated with their work, but then expanded, or always encompassed both their partnership, and their relationship…at various levels? Is it like a Venn Diagram (and if you don’t know what that is, as Brennan would say, “You need to Google ‘Venn Diagram’ “), where the center sort of overlaps different areas of their life, or what?
My mind is rebelling, haha, as if The Center is like The Matrix or something that is meant to not be perfectly defined.
What do you think? When B&B talked about “We’re the center, and the center must hold”, did they even know what that meant?
Peace, Love & Bones,