Tonight, I watched a portion of Alfred Hitchcock’s The Man Who Knew Too Much. I just couldn’t get it out of my head.

1956 The Man Who Knew Too Much

Because I’m a Film Studies grad, I can’t help but point out that I’m referring to the 1956 version from Hitch’s American Period and not the 1934 British Version.

Between Doris Day and James Stewart, there is a vulnerability that is upheld by Day’s performance. Not even Hitch, famous for overbearing control of his leading ladies, could mute her natural ebullience.

The main characters try to maintain their composure as their only child is taken and their lives unravel.

But there is levity too because no matter what occurs around them, they cannot escape humanity which Hitchcock reveals, will perpetuate absurdities regardless of our personal circumstance.

I think I have learned to become more of that type of observer as I complete Day 7 of inductance into this diet and get my food foresight working.

You have to calm the impulses of your body in order to make it to just the next step, even if it’s just to take a drink of water.

I hesitated to begin for over a month because I thought it may be too difficult and the first few days I actually felt as though I had the flu. I vomited and had crazy body aches. But your body adjusts and to the intake by drawing down to a smaller stomach.

You still have to own that it is only for 7 days.

But you calm down, clear out and start to feel that, although you may be muted, you’re still in there.

Perhaps you are just getting back to your old self.

Tomorrow, I am going to have real soup. It will be through a straw, mind you but at least it will be back towards whole foods again.

I am now the Man Who Knew Too Much (maybe just enough).