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Updated on Aug 23, 2020. Posted on Aug 6, 2014

Any Book Lover Will Swoon Over This Craigslist Missed Connection

"I couldn't work myself up to tell you how much I'd love a million more days in the park like that one with you."

Yesterday, someone posted a missed connection on Craigslist after having a ~ moment ~ with a guy she came across in a Brooklyn bookstore called WORD.

And it's written pretty damn beautifully.

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We spotted each other at WORD. I don't think you followed me but we ended up in the park afterward. You sat next to me on a bench as the sun was beginning to set. You were reading Willa Cather and I was reading Edward St. Aubyn. Our knees touched once and then 5 minutes later touched again and quietly stayed that way. It was the most romantic thing I'd ever felt. I knew we were both too shy to ever say anything to one another and I regret it badly now. I kept straining my eyes to the right side of my head to see if you were doing the same to the left.When my friend I was meeting for dinner found me at the bench I died because I knew I couldn't work myself up to tell you how much I'd love a million more days in the park like that one with you. I came back an hour later but you were gone. Find me. Please.

The bookstore has since tweeted out the prolific missed connection:

VERY IMPORTANT, if you shopped at the Brooklyn store yesterday, this Missed Connection might be for you: http://t.co/j0ErT7cXEM

WORD Bookstores@wordbookstores

VERY IMPORTANT, if you shopped at the Brooklyn store yesterday, this Missed Connection might be for you: http://t.co/j0ErT7cXEM

2:03 PM - 06 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Maybe these two — and their books — will find each other and create a story of their own.

Miramax Films / Via raggedypaperman.tumblr.com

The verdict is still out on whether or not the ad is real (since Craigslist has no way of fact-checking their posts) but regardless, this is still one great piece of writing.

Miramax Films / Via raggedypaperman.tumblr.com

h/t WORD Bookstore

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