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In the liminal space

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  • : of, relating to, or being an intermediate state, phase, or condition : IN-BETWEEN, TRANSITIONAL
  • It comes from the Latin līmen, meaning “threshold.” In its literal sense, a threshold is a doorway. Liminal is often used to describe the threshold, or gateway, between two stages. When used in a general way, liminal is often used to describe in-between spaces, places, and feelings.
  • And my favorite, from Wikipedia: In anthropology, liminality (from the Latin word līmen, meaning “a threshold”) is the quality of ambiguity or disorientation that occurs in the middle stage of a rite of passage, when participants no longer hold their pre-ritual status but have not yet begun the transition to the status they will hold when the rite is complete. During a rite’s liminal stage, participants “stand at the threshold” between their previous way of structuring their identity, time, or community, and a new way, which completing the rite establishes.
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