Then, I spent several hours sending long emails to people that I had been promising to write to for some time. And it struck me how imbalanced that was. Why is it that the majority of the email I send is to the people I see every day, about trivial things? And the important email - the messages communicating love and affection - goes unanswered and unwritten for weeks at a time?
I'm not sure that this question has an answer.