Thank you Martha’s Vineyard…

September 6, 2011 at 8:22 AM 1 comment

For the hurricane that got downgraded to a tropical storm and the lights that did not go out

For Chilmark Pottery and the cool glazes that set Geoffrey free

For all the September Issues on top of an autographed copy of Goon Squad at Bunch of Grapes Bookstore

For Jodie in Chilmark who had made a man cry when she bought his stone sculptures in Zimbabwe

For the pie that was as good as the fried clams on that flawless afternoon on the terrace at Aquinnah

For Washington Ledesma’s Uruguayan imagery and his lovely wife who let us into his studio

For the other couple on Mink Meadows beach at sunset showing us how it’s done with wine glasses and kisses

For Back Door Doughnuts still hot out of the oil and the line of happy patrons in the parking lot every night

For Dragonfly and Pik Nik galleries with works by our new favorite artists as well as an old friend

For Vineyard Scripts who were there when we needed them

For State Road Restaurant because they still make carrot cake the way they used to

For the Chappaquiddick Ferry that did not tip us into the sea even though it seemed like it might

For the turtles in small, medium, and extra-large at Mytoi Pond

For the sunset supper from The Bite on the beach at Menemsha

For the late night visit to the ATM on the Haunted Vineyard Tour with cash and ghost stories to go

For the beach at Gay Head with the clay cliffs, rocky surf, and flashbacks of hedonistic sun worshippers from California in the late 70s

For the deer that was staring back at us as we peered over the deck in the early morning light

For the children on the merry-go-round at Oak Bluffs and the Trek mountain bike…with training wheels

For the hairy surfer dudes carrying giant boards onto the Woods Hole ferry

For our first beach vacation in years

For the brief moment when I thought we were still there as I woke up back home


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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. Jon Claerbout  |  September 6, 2011 at 11:45 AM

    Hope you got a bike ride too.


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