Sat on set, in a field.
Harrison Ford looks around…..
A check of eyes and egos, then
Points his leg
“Justlikethat!” (mutters to himself)
It snaps from the knee
And returns home as though it ‘knows'
(and knows it knows not).
This whip of the leg is nice enough and certainly grounds our Harrison whether he is:
In a field – to the life of grass
On a set – to the cells of the arts
But when he knocks that pounce ‘out’ into space…. man it’s wonderful.
To any onlookers, they see a man extending his leg, either slowly or fast, and so fast it may seem like a blur, but they will discredit the ‘quiet impulse’ that follows.
Because there is a key (side) effect from this action:
If you are nearby (within throwing leg distance of him*, research has shown) and you happen to be experiencing a period of time where you are led unbalanced by either thoughts or feelings, or both, then this minimal leg pounce from Harrison can uncurl a mind, and free that
‘tendril’… of thought,
that ‘sponge’… of feeling.
It unhooks the unbalanced item, and if your 3rd eye was awake, you would see the tendril/sponge pop out, hit the ground and trail towards the leg, its attention smothered and enticed in the following manner:
Thought Tendril – snakes towards (gains momentum in a series of chained movements) and appears as light, serpentine.
feeling Sponge – swells out wave like in reddish hues, growing nearer and closer.
But when they arrive at said leg, all the weight of their work is removed, and for a moment you may even be unable to tell them apart, as a blurring and stillness occurs… and it is a stillness that remains.
"…Something about that leg pulls you in."
Peter Falk – 1967 on the set of “Luv”, which features Ford’s 2nd film credit but interestingly it’s the 1st prominent appearance of his full leg (with added sass)**
And what is left in you, for those few seconds without thought or feeling can see all this and not, the soul of everything, every tiny particle and beyond, every mystery, and all the connection.
You won’t remember this but the whole of you does, and that 1 glimpse is enough of a reminder to refuel and nourish and help it restore a balance within and bring about a natural peace.
Some believe Harrison to be unaware of any of this ***, although some do quote him as knowing exactly what his leg gets up to:
“Yeah... my leg Can uncurl the soul through the drama and noise of thoughts and feelings” - Harrison Ford , 1979 flirting with female cast.
* that is the average distance attained by a theorized one legged Harrison if he were able to throw his leg from a seated position, away from him.
** His 1st appearance, un-credited in ‘Dead Heat on a Merry-Go-Round’ only featured a bit of leg to be honest. But what’s interesting about it, is that it’s a leg that really does shove its way into shot at the very last moment of a daring pivot…a hint of something more perhaps even back then.
You can see for yourself if you search for the film titles and Harrison Ford.
*** all tests have been done remotely and without permission.