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Sad ... and thoughtful. I haven't had much experience with migrant workers - but maybe I haven't 'seen' them. You made the characters real. Good job!
I agree, the characters come to life. I've learned things about migrant workers I never knew before.

Having actually worked in cotton fields just a little bit, on my grandparents farm when I was young, I can tell you the imagery in this is right on (before they had machinery to do). You masterfully captured the feel of those fields, the heat and the back breaking work. And I remember many workers singing hymns as they worked. I love how you play and contrast the endless feel of toil and burden in those fields against the Marriage Supper of the Lamb painting! This is just superbly done!!
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