Sal and Julieta's dogs: generous with their affection
Sal and Julieta themselves: generous with their yogurt and granola
Jeremy: basking in the abovementioned generosity. Life is good. To repeat: Life is good.
Unrelatedly, recently Gwen said about her mother:
I can complain about my momma, but should you agree with me too enthusiastically, I will immediately turn on you and will defend her for the exact thing I was just bitching about, and will never quite forgive you for the offense.I identified with this, although of course not with reference to my own momma, as I never complain about her (my mother is my hero). Rather, what goes for Gwen and "momma," goes for Jeremy and "sociology," if especially if the person joining in my complaint is outside the discipline. One obvious fact is that my social network is stocked full of sociologists whom I absolutely adore and respect. Beyond that, though, another fact is that sociology has been very good to and for me, and this I would perhaps do well remind myself of more often.