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    LOVE AS RESISTANCE

    Love is resistance. It’s inefficient; but effective. It’s effective only if you believe in it, whole-bodiedly. It requires total commitment for it to work. The landing appears after you jump. Love can look anemic, limp. What can it do against animals with claws and fangs? Can a rose on a gun barrel stop a bullet? Love can look like a cop out. “Come on, everyone’s family here.” But that’s not the voice of love but of apathy. Love as unconditional acceptance is not apathy. Though they may look like identical twins, they have wildly differing personalities. You  know that great love poem, invariably read at weddings, pulled out from 1st…