Life is long, you guys, and memory is powerful. No matter how far back those minor blips of your life might recede into your past, they have years and years to catch up to you, and make clear just how big an impact they made. So says the touching Craigslist Missed Connection ad below (since removed from CL), from a man who wants to reunite with the woman he married on a lark in 1989.

Yes it could be fiction, some very powerful fiction at that. It's a burgeoning genre, maybe launched by this heartbreaking ad from last year. Hopefully the genre continues to grow. Let's balance out the Internet's self-absorption with some poignant loss and longing for others.

Sources: Craigslist