The following quote from Steve Jobs was played during the tribute to him on the opening of the Steve Jobs Theater at the new Apple Park:
There’s lots of ways to be as a person. And some people express their deep appreciation in different ways. But one of the ways that I believe people express their appreciation to the rest of humanity is to make something wonderful and put it out there. And you never meet the people, you never shake their hands, you never hear their story or tell yours, but somehow, in the act of making something with a great deal of care and love, something is transmitted there. And it’s a way of expressing to the rest of our species our deep appreciation.
This captures a feeling I’ve had for many years, and which I hope gets passed along to anyone who reads these words.