So those of you who know about Craigslist (and that should be everyone) may or may not be aware of this section called "Missed Connections". Well, it's just a perfect little gem of a place where people send out their messages of hope, love, and wishful thinking to people they have lost touch with or haven't even actually formally met yet.
Anway, shall I turn your attention to some of my favorite postings in Austin that I found this evening?
There's a good mix of everything in these postings--sadness, affection, regret, hope, humor, bitterness, and awkwardness.
I am drawn to the pure honesty that seeps from their words when allowed to post anonymously and secretly. It's a truly touching look into our basic needs to feel connected to others.
Bongo Drum Player
Looking for the man that tied me to the bed
I miss people I've never even met
Kevin who says I'm sorry on 6th
I'm still steeping
In need of a lent roller
You're making a mistake
We kissed, you farted
It's been so long since you've waved to me
You like "gardening" (NOTE: I am still pondering exactly what "gardening" might refer to)
A Eulogy for You
ass hole that stole HALF of my computer desk from my truck
And of course, there is always wishful thinking:
To M from J
I am a deeply flawed man