When we were standing, I took Carrie by both shoulders and shook her
gently. She looked up at me, and I said, “Tell me I love you.”

    “I love you,” she said.

    “I know you love me, Carrie, but that’s not what I told you to say. I
said, ‘Tell me that I love you.'”

    She looked puzzled, then I saw the light of understanding in her eyes.
You love me,” she said, unable to resist a slight smile.

from: Training Carrie, chapter 42 by Jay West

I know as it happened yesterday, I stopped reading. I don’t know if the writer stole that line, because it is so obvious, but maybe he thought of it himself. It doesn’t matter. 

“I love you”, has the value of “pass me the peanut butter please” sometimes. Routine words. But “You love me” is so fundamentally different, how wonderful self confident you can be if you can say to your loved one: “You love me“. It’s something that took Wanita some time to say it like she meant it. Carries problems with it after “failing” helped us.

Is it not strange a story can influence your life?


9 thoughts on “Tell me I love you

  1. I agree Han…it's very interesting what can influence our relationships…a book, a phrase, a painting, music, even an overheard conversation. 😉

    Hugs and blessings…Cat


  2. I like it.
    Isn't it great how many ” aha” points, which can help us love more or ve a better people, we find everywhere ?
    But we must have eyes, ears and mind oppen.
    Very nice words and nice pist , Han.
    Thank you.

    Mona Lisa


  3. So very true, if you stay open to new ideas they surround us…..try and keep only what is good for the two of you. One of the reasons i am so glad Master had me start blogging…the new ideas….and friends …i have found.
    hugs abby


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