The Orange

July 31, 2014


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.

by Wendy Cope

Read by Emma Watson

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One Response to The Orange

  1. Noexis Llanos on November 21, 2014 at 5:12 am

    I have heard and read this one in The LoveBook App by the hand of Emma Watson, and it is in all honesty, one of my favorites. This piece is solely based on those little things and details, and yet, one cannot avoid the happiness felt once we finnish reading. And every single time I hear and read it, I remember, that those small details are the ones that always overfill you with joy and contentment with yourself and with life. It makes you feel differently, think differently… live differently. Thank you for adding this piece to the page. It made me so happy to read it. 🙂

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