The Orange is a poem about how love appears in the simple and the ordinary. In these frames, I used illustrative and hand-drawn type to replicate the playful image of love that Wendy Cope creates. She paints love as something sweet, as a driving force in our lives that brings us joy. It leaks out in our interactions with others, encouraging us to be kind. The Orange also reminds us that love does not always have to be romantic. An orange, a fruit so easily shared, was chosen as the subject to really drive the point that love comes in many forms, in our friends, family, partners, and our world. 
At lunchtime I bought a huge orange—
The size of it made us all laugh.
I peeled it and shared it with Robert and Dave—
They got quarters and I had a half.
And that orange, it made me so happy,
As ordinary things often do
Just lately. The shopping. A walk in the park.
This is peace and contentment. It’s new.
The rest of the day was quite easy.
I did all the jobs on my list
And enjoyed them and had some time over.
I love you. I’m glad I exist.

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