The Pointing

Remember at father’s wake. There was some donation request in the death notice. Some older person touching arm to then pointing to donation made.

See what I did. See the envelope.


Envelopes in a church. No touching of arm, but everybody can see what you did. Or didn’t.

Somebody said I did all of this for his mother, for free, and now she won’t give me…

Something less tainted when one just does, and nobody knows. Major anonymous donation, without plaque or building name. Legacy in the spirit.

So Yale receives a $50 million anonymous donation…though some speculate that this is still self-interest, to avoid public backlash through identification…

The pointing, to the pointing away.


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