Annalee Kornelsen
Visual Practitioner, graphic facilitation, illustration, and visual thinking

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Annalee Kornelsen is a visual practioner, graphic recorder and artist based in Vancouver BC.

Falling in love is the easy part, by Mandy Len Catron

Here's a quick and dirty late night scribble. I was setting out to practise layout and typeface, and didn't expect to get so much enjoyment out of the topic. Surprise surprise! So I thought I would put it up here for fun, even though it's on scrap paper, unedited, and photographed in late night lighting (smart career moves! Yay!) It's okay, we'll call it mood lighting... and maybe we'll fall in love. Sharing is caring!

Watch the talk below, if you like. 13 min.

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I loved her question re-framing. I know that in my experience the answer to "how do you stay in love" is, quite simply:  you don't. Love as described here is a feeling, and like all feelings, it comes and goes. Trying to maintain feelings of love is exhausting and impossible. I like what she touches on with the word "choice" because to me that reflects the reality that we can't control how we feel but we can commit to remaining open to intimacy. That is the choice to be aware of love.

What do you think? How do you stay open in the face of appearing to have a lot to lose?