Originally Posted by nolo
I'm a bit concerned at the onesidedness of your memoir, Steve, it's all about them receiving. Didn't you receive something equally tangible?
Depends on which definition of "tangible" you mean:
- Discernible by the touch; palpable: a tangible roughness of the skin.
- Possible to be treated as fact; real or concrete: tangible evidence.
2. Possible to understand or realize: the tangible benefits of the plan.
That can be valued monetarily: tangible property.
If you mean 3, then no, there is nothing monetarily that I get in return. I do receive some things in return, though. Some of them are possible to understand or realize. I receive the joy of giving, which is a blessing in and of itself. I also get to be out in the alpine world, which gives to me and grants me health and wholeness (I say as I sit here in my basement office typing away!). I don't know, Nolo, but there is something about being able to share with others something that generates joy, excitement, happiness, and/or other positive responses that is payment in and of itself. For this year, it's the only payment I'm receiving, and it's enough.