If you take a look at the world around you, particularly in the media, you’ll notice that we are taught that love means grand romantic gestures, but illustrator Philippa Rice reveals another side to love in her cute illustrations that is often overlooked, the day to day life together that makes a relationship so special.
From waking up in the morning and brushing their teeth together to simply being happy in each others company Rice’s webcomic featuring a young couple living together highlights what true love really is. All of these illustrations and more are also available in a book titled Soppy: A Love Story.
Sometimes love can be found in the simple action of getting up in the morning… and making breakfast together.
It can be the simple pleasure of just being in each others company.
And even when you go to sleep, love doesn’t rest.
Love makes you do things in pairs, like brushing your teeth together.
Or doing something as simple as shopping, because you know that if you take a bite of something, your loved one won’t mind.
Love means lots of hugs.
Love means that making decisions on what to eat is hard, but there’s always pizza.
Love means that there’s always someone there to hold your hand no matter how gloomy the situation.
Even the smallest of things can be exciting.
Living and loving together means you’re never alone, even when participating in hobbies.
Being in love means you’ll always have someone else to blame if things go wrong.
Love means sharing everything you have.
Including the cooking responsibilities.
Love means there’s always someone there to support you through any crisis, no matter how big or small.
A loved one is the perfect person to have deep conversations and talks with over a cup of tea.
Being in love means they are always close by when you feel like snuggling up.
Being in love means you can go out, just the two of you, and still have an amazing time.
Every season of the year seems better when you’re in love. Even winter!
There’s nothing better than falling asleep on your loved one.
Being in love means you’ve always got someone to go exploring with.
It also means you’ll end up fighting over bed space.
But most importantly, through its ups and downs…
Being in love means you’ll never be alone, no matter what the world throws at you.