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This is my dad, Jeffrey Patterson,
worrying about the harvest.
Actually, I like it when he worries
because he always smiles.

harvest is the most important
time of year for us.

 

everything we do points to
harvest. i know it’s serious

 

because dad becomes very
quiet and he gets that

 

look in his face – as if his
heart were pounding in

 

rhythm to a music no one
else can hear – like

 

the humming of the berries,
the ripening of the vines.