I love the whole concept of fate . . . and the idea that there is one very special soulmate out there in the world for each and every one of us. I'm not sure if I believe you'll always get to meet your soulmate and share a life with them, but I do believe in happily ever afters and like the idea of finding someone who makes you happy and brings joy and laughter to your life.
So often I'll come in to work and tell the girls 'Oh, I just made eye contact with the most amazing guy at the traffic lights today', or 'You should've seen this guy who held the door open for me in the car park today, chemistry, for sure'.
I laugh it off every time and never actually have the guts to, on a whim, go with my gut feeling and introduce myself. But just, what if, that person was your soulmate and you let the opportunity go flying?! A bit like that Sliding Doors moment where in one alternate world, Gwynnie decides to actually talk to that random guy on the tube.
So, you can imagine my delight when I stumbled across the Missed Connections website thanks to A Cup of Jo. The whole idea that people are grabbing their destiny with both hands and making every effort to find that special someone just brightens my day - how refreshing!
The best bit about these little messages of hope, is the beautiful artwork created by Sophie Blackall. So so so sweet.
I think my favourite one is the last pic above (because I live in hope - I've been known to read at the bus stop in my time - not ON the bus though, oh no, motion sickness gets the better of me!).
Tuesday, October 6, 2009-m4w (L train to Manhattan)
You were reading Catch-22 on the subway this morning. I have never seen such a beautiful profile. I wanted to say hi, but then you’d turn towards me and I wouldn’t be able to look at your profile anymore. You were so into your book, I don’t think you noticed me falling in love with you. But I thought I’d ask, just in case.