Have you ever seen someone, been intrigued by them for a moment or two before getting off the train, finally getting to the counter after a long wait in a line, or — and never seeing them again? Missed connections are a common phenomenon and many websites are dedicated to cataloguing them and helping people reconnect. Craigslist created a missed connections section, but it can sometimes be sketchy. :s
Sophie Blackall outshines all of these avenues on her blog. They can also be found here in her book which came out last week. She finds interesting missed connections and then illustrates them, creating bittersweet pictures of “what could (have) be(en)”.
Monday, February 14, 2011
– w4m -28
I see you most mornings, and I think you’ve seen me too. I know how crazy this will sound, but I know exactly what our baby would look like.
Sunday, April 3, 2011
I fixed the water outside your apt today, you had a problem with your plumbing. I never asked you your name but I thought you were very attractive. Interested? Reply with where you were going and what you were wearing.
Tree With Legs
-w4m (Prospect Park)
Nice pants. I’d like to see more of you…
BTW, your dog winked at me.
Monday, March 9, 2009
You had a guitar. I had a blue hat. We exchanged glances and smiles on the subway platform. I pretended to read my New Yorker but I couldn’t concentrate. You got on the Q and I stayed on to wait for the B. You were lovely.
Have you ever had a missed connection?
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