Okay. So there's a good chance I live in a fantasy land.
I just received the most close-ended e-mail--you know? the kind that doesn't really invite further conversation--I have EVER received. Did I reply? Yeah. Against my better judgment.
Or maybe that move wasn't really against my better judgment. Maybe--in this case--it was a good thing to second-guess myself (initially, I wasn't going to reply.) We shall see, we shall see. I'll try to gauge from the tone of the reply whether this whole thing has been misjudged from the beginning.
At least--if nothing becomes of anything--I'll have the sense of closure I wouldn't have had had I not bothered to attempt anything.
Gotta look for that silver lining!
Crap. I am such a nerd.