Day 2492: Resistance

Apparently I have some resistance to writing about resistance, because when I search for “resistance” in seven years’ worth of daily blogging, these are the posts that appear:

Day 2075: Et tu Brute?

Day 1842: The Least

Day 731: Small  Change

Day 479: Super Recovery Woman, revisited

Day 425: Truth Teller

Day 320: Show up, be gentle, tell the truth

Day 217: Strangers

Day 174: Surprised by joy

Day 153: Do I Dare to Tweet a Tweet?

Day 149: To Tweet or Not to Tweet (is that the question?)

Day 73: The Fear of Feeling “Too Good” — Part 2

Day 69: To Do Lists (How NOT to get overwhelmed)

Day 50: Sleep — Needs, History, Distortions, and a Wish

This may be a sign of resistance, but I don’t see how those posts are about resistance, defined as following:

resistance noun
re·​sis·​tance | \ ri-ˈzi-stən(t)s \

1a : an act or instance of resisting : OPPOSITION
b : a means of resisting
2 : the power or capacity to resist: such as
a : the inherent ability of an organism to resist harmful influences (such as disease, toxic agents, or infection)
b : the capacity of a species or strain of microorganism to survive exposure to a toxic agent (such as a drug) formerly effective against it
3 : an opposing or retarding force
4a : the opposition offered by a body or substance to the passage through it of a steady electric current
b : a source of resistance
5 : a psychological defense mechanism wherein a patient rejects, denies, or otherwise opposes the therapeutic efforts of a psychotherapist
6 often capitalized : an underground organization of a conquered or nearly conquered country engaging in sabotage and secret operations against occupation forces and collaborators

Perhaps I have a resistance to writing about resistance because it can be so exhausting to deal with resistance.  When I encounter resistance (definitions #1 and #3 ) that doesn’t make sense to me, it can affect my sleep and perhaps my natural resistance to disease (definition #2).

I often notice my own resistance to:

Yesterday, I had some resistance to taking photos, so I have only these images to share:










A peace sign is one of my favorite signs of resistance.

Here, here, and here there are resistance songs on YouTube:


Do you notice any resistance to leaving a comment?

I’m never aware of any resistance to my expressing gratitude to all who help me create these daily posts, including YOU.





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24 thoughts on “Day 2492: Resistance

  1. I had a little resistance to leave a comment, but your music beat me! Go on, Ann! You do a good job!

  2. I won’t push back about starting my Monday with a comment here, Ann.

  3. Even when I don’t know what to say I’m tempted to leave a comment and, like Oscar Wilde, I can resist everything except temptation.

  4. Ah, the physics of electricity. Where would we be without resistance?

    • I had no resistance to searching on “V/I” and finding this, Peter:

      Ohm’s law states that the current through a conductor between two points is directly proportional to the voltage across the two points. Introducing the constant of proportionality, the resistance, one arrives at the usual mathematical equation that describes this relationship:

      I = V/R

      where I is the current through the conductor in units of amperes, V is the voltage measured across the conductor in units of volts, and R is the resistance of the conductor in units of ohms.

      Very Interesting.

  5. puella33

    I never resist here. I like the photo with the sign , “ask your doctor…” The pharmaceutical companies take advantage of our vulnerability.. but I resist on asking my doctor because I would like to think he knows me better than they. Good Day, Ann

  6. I can’t resist a comment about your beauty and what a cute “IPAD” for cats 😀

  7. I can’t resist anything, I say yes when I should say no

  8. Unfortunately Ann, some of us are forced into resistance on a daily basis simply by virtue of the race, class or gender we were born into. We turn it into a skill set and it makes us stronger. It’s our reality. A great book on the subject is The Skin We’re In by Boston’s own Dr. Janie Ward. Btw, I love the “Ask your doctor” photo. Perfect!

  9. I really like the image of a peace sign as a favorite form of resistance! Fabulous!

  10. Pingback: Day 2529: Floundering | The Year(s) of Living Non-Judgmentally

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