A Wrinkle in Time

Why a straight line and not a circle for tessering?

I know, of course, that L'Engle's novels are fiction. But I have always heard that time is a circle that doubles back on itself. It makes sense to me. If time is a straight line, then it has a beginning and and end...even if "wrinkling" or "tessering" makes time travel quicker. But it does not make sense that time has a beginning and an end. I guess it also doesn't make sense that I am asking this question when the writing is fiction! Just curious to know if anyone else has thought about this!

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I've never thought about it, but we may just be looking at "the shortest distance between two points is a straight line." Thus time doesn't have to have a beginning or an end, just a starting point and destination.