Since this blog began four years ago, I have sent prints of these Missed Connections drawings all over the world, to Brazil and Israel, Greece and Argentina, Zimbabwe, Australia, Iceland... but occasionally I receive something like this from a recipient: Jessica gave this print to her husband on their wedding day. I know, it's impossible not to go "Awww".
Congratulations to the happy couple... I'm so glad they found each other.
Messages in bottles, smoke signals, letters written in the sand; the modern equivalents are the funny, sad, beautiful, hopeful, hopeless, poetic posts on Missed Connections websites. Every day hundreds of strangers reach out to other strangers on the strength of a glance, a smile or a blue hat. Their messages have the lifespan of a butterfly. I'm trying to pin a few of them down.