Hey there! I'm Vivian. Sometimes I write about life and sometimes I write about teaching.

It’s spring break! This morning we ventured about 20 miles from the resort where we’re staying to have breakfast at the Flora Farms restaurant in San Jose del Cabo.

It was a beautiful venue surrounded by the verdant gardens popping with the yellows and pinks of sunflowers and jamaica. The food was delicious and the drinks refrescante!

Of course, I couldn’t just enjoy this magical morning…

When I found out the owners are a white couple from California, I started to think about whether or not this farm is a net positive for the Mexican people in the area. It is clearly a place that provides quite a few jobs. But is it a place that could’ve been owned by Mexican citizens? My husband also asked, “Where do you think they get the water to do this?” It wasn’t a question of safety, but scarcity of supply.

I haven’t really worked out all my thoughts on this. I just know that there was something about this scenario that made me uneasy.

Let’s not even talk about how I feel about staying at this resort…

  1. Maureen Young Ingram says:

    I hear your unease. I hope you will dare to converse a bit with the owners; there may well be a beautiful story to be heard. Your unsettled ‘sense’ is something I can really relate to – I, too, feel ‘out of equilibrium.’ I appreciate your honesty here –

    “I haven’t really worked out all my thoughts on this. I just know that there was something about this scenario that made me uneasy.”

  2. arjeha says:

    It would be interesting to talk to the owners or staff to get some of the backstory. Generally a gut reaction is right on so it would be interesting to see if your unease is valid. Hope you keep us informed.

  3. pfornale says:

    Looking forward to a follow-up. Interested to know more. Meanwhile, enjoy!

  4. onathought says:

    I always think it’s so hard when I am supposed to be enjoying something but my brain starts to question like this. Once the unease sets in, its almost impossible to shake that gut reaction. Thank you for sharing these wondering!

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