Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Dirty Harry is a 1971 American crime thriller produced and directed by Don Siegel Clint Eastwood plays the role of Inspector "Dirty" Harry Callahan. Harry Callahan had been the negative take on [Eastwood's] basic family-friendly spirit, a radical loner since the death of his wife, a workaholic with maybe a beer and a slice of stale pizza waiting in the fridge when he returns, late at night, to his soulless apartment. Harry is a guy who lives within the law but breaks the rules when he really has to in order to save others. True, we will never gain access to the unconscious fantasies of some seventeenth-century printer or nineteenth-century clerk. And yet the practice of close insight might bring us a bit closer to their lives, frustrations, worries, if only in a partial and incomplete way, which is still better than no way at all. "Do I feel lucky?" Well do Ya, punk? In that sense, Harry was every convenience-store clerk with no life outside his paltry job. It gave him plenty of "take this job and shove it" moments, in which he enacted the most deeply satisfying fantasy of his stuck-in-grade audience. It was Marianne Williamson who so eloquently wrote in a "Return to Love": "Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our Light, not our Darkness that most frightens us." we are all Eagles. Once we have really taken beautiful flight, we can never go back to live like a chicken. Every time you decide to put Love first it affects the energy of everyone and everything in your entire stratosphere. Love is not clingy, needy or controlling, it is comfort and warmth, given freely and lightly … just “be” the Love that you already are. This tells us that every moment is ephemeral and to savor and live it fully.