Vineyard Midnight: All’s Well That Ends Well

Nancy Slonim Aronie, All's Well that Ends Well, mixed media diorama, 10 x 3.5 x 3

(Nancy Slonim Aronie, All’s Well that Ends Well, mixed media diorama, 10 x 3.5 x 3″)

Circuit Ave.
His family lives in OB.
She’s visiting from DC.
He comes here every summer.
She’s never been here before.
He’s at his grandmother’s house.
She’s in a tent in someone’s backyard.
Grandmother’s place is a big old wooden beach house with a wraparound deck.
When he was three he fell off that deck. All the aunts and all the cousins came to the hospital and stuffed into his room. They all signed his cast with magic markers.
She was hired to teach two kids cello.
He plays the flute.
On this night he is on the porch practicing, but the sweet smell of cinnamon is calling.
Back Door Donuts.
And there she is.
The line is barely moving.
Flute? You’re kidding!
Cello? No way!!!
Before they get to place their order (a dozen honey-glazed) they know this is their summer of love.
It’s another unfinished symphony on the Vineyard.
At midnight.

– Nancy Slonim Aronie

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