I don't even remember the context. A (now defunct) Permaculture mailing list... I must have lusted after a particular book that I could not then afford (nor can I yet).
One of the list participants struck me with a very great kindness: out of the blue, a copy of David Holmgren's "Permaculture: Principles and Pathways Beyond Sustainability".
Thank You, Ian!
Your kindness and generosity restores my frequently-battered faith in us humans.