According to GR objects (for simplification I'll only talk about the small "planet" attracted to the big star) are attracted cause the shortest path the planet can follow through ST (it's always going at light speed) when it's close to a planet is a path in the direction of the planet. Lets imagine that there're 2 spatial dimensions and one time. Now the star and planets would be circles, and if we look at ST as a whole the star would be a cylinder. My question is, wouldn't the cylinder warp ST evenly all along it's length? If so, lets say the planet comes into the picture after the star (as usually happens), that would mean that it's at the middle of the length of the cylinder and if ST there is all curved by the same amount then shouldn't the shortest path be straight up? I'm sure I have some fatal flaw here, could someone tell me were it is? Thanks.