Gift of the Magi

I’ve traded boudin for Big Sur.

Boudin is delicious!

There are pros and cons to every decision, and if it seems to be too good to be true– it probably is.

I love living in California. Every day is suffused with spectacular beauty and incomparable scenery.

Path to Asilomar Beach. Photo credit: Me.

The weather is temperate and usually on varies by only 10 degrees a day.

Summer fruit. Photo credit: Me

There’s fresh fruit, artisinal cheese, and handmade salami at the farmers’ market. Best of all there are no damn mosquitoes.

Monterey is Eden in Steinbeck’s work and there’s no question that it earned this moniker.

But just like the Gift of the Magi, I had to make a trade. And what I traded is living close to my family.

Facebook and Facetime and airplanes shorten that distance, but….

But, there’s a price for paradise.

About Laura Alford, PhD

I'm a recent graduate of LSU (PhD in Accounting). In addition to academic research, I also write fiction on Tuesday nights with the Asilomar Writers.
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