Saturday, April 23, 2016
Can I see you?
Recently, a young friend showed me a text she received from her new love. "Can I see you"? is all it said. Behind four words, someone's world was holding its breath. I couldn't think of a more romantic question. Simple. Direct. "Can I see you"?
There is something respectful in the question too - the young man is giving his love interest a chance to say no. He asked and now he has taken a step back...waiting. He's not demanding anything of her - only asking a question...but one with a veiled and tender apprehension behind it (Will she let me?). He's not desperate exactly - but he's concerned - she may not say yes. He knows she's busy. He knows she isn't yet his...
It's all there in four controlled words..."Can I see you"?
(She said yes).