The harvest is mostly the typical Thanksgiving spread. Pumpkins, apples, corn, mushrooms, grapes, a warm pie, leek soup, mashed potatoes, and the Utah favorite, Jello.
I imagine a young child asleep at the dinner table as curious critters gather around to see what is happening or perhaps join the feast.
Whether it is real or dreamed up by the sleeping boy, to me, it represents our connection with the natural world, with the places we live, the animals we share it with, and the foods we eat.
On this coloring page, there are no barriers between us and the natural world. I think that is a Thanksgiving image that is worth saving and remembering.
There are many different Thanksgiving narratives, personal and historical. Learning about them, even those very different from yours, adds nuance to the world.
There is a beautiful article in Time about alternate Thanksgiving narratives that I'd like to share with you. Follow the link here.
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