4.1

by Kelvin Smith

Liminal space, place of ritual, place of intensity, psychological threshold, the ‘where’ of new beginnings.

If on the water still, the liminal’s added surfaces and depths are governed by a limenarch, the warden or governor of a port. Gatekeepers, publishers with a permanent yes-no interlude: doubling money and taking it away, a still point of decision.

There’s no open door policy on the land. Publishing is mostly controlled there too, like a horse taking the fences at a point-to-point, leaping to a bidding but sometimes bolting or refusing to jump.