More than anything, I hate sending emails. I overthink them. I worry how the other person might interpret the text. Will they misunderstand something--or worse think that I’ve said something mean spirited when I really meant just what I said.
So, I consider.
And think more.
Will they think I’m a fool?
What if they hate the idea?
I should revise.
This wasn’t clear. I’ll reword this.
A lot of times, I never get around to sending an email--especially if it’s for something significant. I think and consider until it’s irrelevant.
Even now, I tell myself that you have to risk sounding rude or silly in order to communicate with someone (of course, it’s true everywhere in life!). The overconsidered, perfect email that’s never sent is ultimately meaningless and a waste of time. Music is about connection, and it requires communication to make it happen. So, we must connect, even if it’s with imperfect emails. If you’re like me, here’s an invitation to send that email you’ve been meaning to send but haven’t because it’s not right yet. Finish it, send it, and connect.