October 17, 2011 12:00 PM

>”You had pink fingernails and got on the Q train … ” “We shared a bear suit at an apartment party … ” Captivated by the Missed Connections postings she saw on Craigslist, illustrator Sophie Blackall began drawing them for a blog that’s now a charming book. “Moments of intimacy with strangers are minor detours we rarely explore,” she writes. “I love … the electric current of possibility.”

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