Unrequited Love, Craigslist's Missed Connections – Portland Mercury

It’s been said the opposite of love is indifference.
But indifferent to one might just be an unrequited story for another.
These stories always unfold with one not knowing how the other felt. And when it ends you’re left alone to wonder ‘Was it all in my head?’
But when it ends, it’s then when we’re left alone, when we truly feel alone, that is when we get lost in our heads, and that is when we can figure life out again.
And so love, no matter how badly we fall, in the beginning or in the end, it makes us stronger, it makes us wiser.
I’ll still always wonder.
“I think about you every day” – The current trend of posting stories of unrequited love on Craigslist’s Missed Connections, it might not be about me, might not be about you, or maybe it is, but either way, it’s unexpected.
.. and so for now, until that unexpected connection comes again, the one with the touch that sends energy up the spine, it’s CL’s Missed Connections that serves as a reminder that love, just like life, it’s unexpected; complicated yes, but a necessary ingredient in creating a meaningful life.


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