“I love you as much as… “ Here she paused and I pictured her casting about for something with which to compare her love for me. “I love you as much as all the sofa pillows on all the sofas in the whole world,” she ended triumphantly.
I was charmed. Imagine! Not to be outdone, I told her, “Well, I love you as much as all the leaves on all the trees in the whole universe.”
There was a little silence. Then, “I love you as much as all the clouds in the whole universe.”
“And I love you as much as all the grains of sand on every beach in the whole world.”
She paused and sighed. “I love you as much as all the raindrops that ever fell and ever will fall.”
And with that, “I love YOU infinity times infinity.”
We should all try it.