“oca” is “goose” in italian, which is my other language. sometimes whenever i’m being silly or upset, b says “ok, oca” to make me laugh.
i was feeling disappointed (my phone was stolen yesterday, etc.), and this afternoon a coworker delivered sweets (via one of my students, who wouldn’t give up their source). an anonymous gesture can do so much to lift low spirits. so, thank you anonymous. i will try to remember to return this favor when the time comes!