The concept of missed connections has always intrigued me. I could spend hours digging around on Craigslist's missed connection, reading these small haikus of hope. Well Sophie Blackall, an NYC-based artist does just that. Then she illustrates them on her blog, Missed Connections, and sells them in her shop.:
"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."
--first spotted here.