4.1

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.