I’m playing through the incredibly addictive game of Stardew Valley, while also reading through Steinbeck’s East of Eden. It seems a common theme between the two is the setting of valleys; in the case of Eden, it’s the Salinas valley in California.
If Hidden Valley Ranch taught me anything, it’s that valleys hide magical places. In Stardew, it’s a dwarves and magic. In Eden? I’m not sure as I’m only 5% through the book, but I’m willing to be it has to do with the secludedness of a valley.
Anyhow, spring break is over.