Signs like these are around every corner, it seems, in Santa Fe. This Quitting Business banner on a downtown business holding a liquidation sale this weekend flashes bold. When you see these words across a business that has been serving customers for many years, we are reminded that we are on the cusp, as the poet Elizabeth Alexander writes.
I'll pull my favorite lines from her Inaugural Poem:
We encounter each other in words, words
spiny or smooth, whispered or declaimed,
words to consider, reconsider.
We need to find a place where we are safe.
We walk into that which we cannot yet see.
On the brink, on the brim, on the cusp...