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On the Cusp


cusp (plural cusps)

  1. a sharp point or pointed end.
  2. (figuratively) an important moment when a decision is made that will determine future events quotations ▼
  3. (geometry) a point of a curve where the curve is continuous but has no derivative, but such that it has a derivative at every nearby point
  4. (architecture) a point made by the intersection of two curved lines or curved structures. A common motif in Gothic architecture[1]
  5. (astrology) a boundary between zodiacal signs and houses
  6. (dentistry) any of the pointed parts of a canine tooth or molar

Technically, I suppose, every day is a cusp; every moment, for that matter. We are always at some point of change, which is as it should be. Astrologically, I’m a Capricorn on a cusp with Aquarius, meaning that my sun sign is influenced by the next celestial house—not that I believe in astrology, but there are a good many Capricorn characteristics I favor, and they were “mine” long before I knew what astrology was. But today my cusp-edness concerns a project that, if it is concluded successfully, will bring broad grins to many of my friends—and grimaces to a clump of others.

More to follow. Your patience will be rewarded.

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