I just got an e-mail from Cate. I often find myself lamenting that tone is often difficult to read in writing, even when it is a potentially measured format such as e-mail. Having a history with someone helps immensely and i often find myself hearing a person's voice as i read their words in my head because i am so familiar with the way they communicate in the world.
I do not have that much of a shared history with Cate to be able to do that, but we do generally have a positive and respectful relationship, and i interpret the majority of her most recent e-mail in that mode. The end, however... makes me wonder if it's dripping in rageful sarcasm, though many factors incline me to think not so.
Wow. Breathing now. Still lots of homework. Then sleep. Then more homework. Will hopefully see Susan.