You Smiled

I’m thinking about missed connections. I’m reading a five year old Washington City Paper “I Saw You” column, that I’ve kept for its poignancy factor, in which people placed ads to try and find people they’d briefly encountered on the street. Most of them write with wistfulness, desperately hoping that the person they’re looking for will read this somewhat obscure column at just the right time, realize someone’s looking for them and then get in touch. They’re hoping they can make up for their stupidity at not grabbing that person right then and there and marrying them on the spot.

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