Brownfield, ME: Stone Mountain Music
The bar closes; food service stops. She takes up her guitar, and the musicians join in. Gradually, she lets the details of work ease away and the music fill in. At some point, she catches Jeff’s smile and knows he’s thinking the same thing she is: “We created this, but now it’s gone beyond us.” The applause thunders, and the audience belts out the closing refrain:
Well, we’ve come to the end of our little show.
Please drive safe and please drive slow.
As you drive down the hill, please check out your brakes.
We don’t want you to run into Irving Potter’s place.
It’s Brownfield, after all — a lovely, unlikely place.
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