Terminus Est 12/21

dark-and-light.jpgIn the far North Solstice has a bit more meaning; it is the divisor, boundary, or terminus between heat, light, and life as opposed to cold, dark, and death.


terminus :
      n 1: a place where something ends or is complete [syn: end point
           , endpoint, termination, terminus]
      2: the ultimate goal for which something is done [syn:
         destination, terminus]
      3: (architecture) a statue or a human bust or an animal carved
         out of the top of a square pillar; originally used as a
         boundary marker in ancient Rome [syn: terminus, terminal   figure
         , term]
      4: either end of a railroad or bus route
      5: station where transport vehicles load or unload passengers or
         goods [syn: terminal, terminus, depot]

terminus – Thesaurus:
     anchorage, apodosis, border line, bound, boundary,
     boundary condition, boundary line, bourn, branch, break boundary,
     breakoff point, catastrophe, cease, ceasing,
     ceiling, cessation, circumscription, close, coda, 
     conclusion, confine, consummation,
     crack of doom, culmination, curtain, curtains, cutoff,
     cutoff point, deadline, death, decease, delimitation, denouement,
     desistance, destination, destiny, determinant, division line, doom,
     effect, end, end point, ending, envoi, epilogue, eschatology,
     expiration, extremity, fate, final solution,
     final twitch, final words, finale, finality, finis, finish,
     finishing, floor, frontier, full development, goal,
     haven, hedge, high-water mark, junction, last, last breath,
     last gasp, last stop, last things, last trumpet, last words,
     latter end, light railroad, limen, limit, limitation,
     limiting factor, line, line of demarcation, low-water mark,
     lower limit, main line, march, mark, maturation, maturity, mete,
     metro, monorail, omega, payoff, perfection, period, peroration,
     port, quietus, rack railway, rack-and-pinion railway, rail,
     rail line, railroad, railway, resolution, resting place, ripeness,
     roadbed, roadway, rounding off, rounding out, sidetrack, siding,
     start, starting line, starting point, stop, stoppage,
     stopping place, swan song,  switchback, target date,
terminal, terminal date, terminal point, termination, threshold.