I heard back from my thesis advisor today, and while I now know that Spaniards can be very enthusiastic by nature, I don’t think this was merely a cultural response to my plans.
“You surprised me,” he said. “I sincerely think this is an excellent idea.”
“Anibal Nunez?” he said. And I’m thinking, oh no. He’s going to tell me there’s not enough literature written for me to use in a substantial research paper.
“I met him!” he explained.