Reine #28: Love Is A Community Experience

The title "Love Is a Community Expierence" is in blue font above a femme person cooking and a carton of eggs. in the next panel it says "it is a chorus of voices, every drop of sweetness, ever poured into me, I share with you next to a kettle of tea.

The text says You Cannot Love Alone in blue, followed with the following text: You will receive the fruits of dozens of souls over several lifetimes embracing me, delicately, and firmly, and roughly, and honestly. I will kiss you and have you taste the entire garden we grew together. You, me, the neighbors, the sun, the rain, and the worms. These words are in front of a front lawn of a house.

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Ren Strapp

Ren Strapp is a butch lesbian illustrator and designer, who makes comics about her life. She is an Appalachian farm girl living in Portland, OR. She loves birds and plants. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram and support her work on Patreon.

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  1. This is a lovely sentiment. I love the idea that the love we receive from others throughout our lives stays with us and informs the love we give to the people we go on to meet. It’s a new way of looking at things for me and feels incredibly comforting and nourishing. Thank you for this Ren!

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