The Gleaners

This photo of the gleaners at First Fruits Farm in Louisburg, NC yesterday . . .

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(in spite of the downpour and mud) reminds me of Jean-Francois Millet’s painting

entitled The Gleaners.

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Granted, there are differences: the first group at First Fruits Farm are gleaning sweet potatoes voluntarily to feed the hungry; the group in Millet’s painting is gleaning wheat, perhaps for their own use.

You can hear more about this painting from Khan Academy here.

Gleaners are mentioned in the Bible several places:

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(Biblehub)

Today’s assignment: Remember that, as writers, we glean a little information from every situation we encounter. Using these experiences will add depth to our writing. Enjoy today.

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