Later, at home, a Google image search brought up an image of a stone artifact that is now on exhibit at the Delphi Archeological Museum. It is a beehive shape with relief carvings of rope netting to represent the cloth that once covered the sacred omphalos. Could it be that this net pattern was a representation of an ancient Internet?
On another day at the beach I found the perfect plinth — a large styrofoam cylinder buoy that must have once been cinched tight with fishing netting. The criss-crossed markings embossed on the surface makes a connection across time and space with the Delphi ur-omphalos original.
These days we often ask the knowledge navigators Siri or Google for directions or guidance. It is my hope that my Omphalos will evoke a sense of awe and wonder and become a sacred place where we can refresh our commitment to planetary healing; an oracle where we can ask the navel of the universe, How are we connected to our Earth Ocean Mother?