I keep getting emails asking me why I haven’t blogged about the LOST finale. Well here it is! To be honest, I struggle with what to say. For years now, my friends and I have gathered on a weekly basis to watch this amazing show. I am sad that LOST has come to an end…but did it really? In my mind, so many questions remain that it has not truly ended for me. I’ve read the commentaries on other blogs and heard lots of theories regarding the show’s meaning, but I’m still LOST. I think the show was brilliant! Did it answer my questions? No. In some ways, that is how life is. We don’t always understand why things happen the way they do. Sometimes we can understand in retrospect and other times we still don’t get it. That’s how I feel about LOST.
Do I regret giving six years of my life to a relationship that has an unresolved ending? Surprisingly, I don’t. It has been quite the adventure and I’ve met lots of other LOSTIES along the way with whom I now share a common bond. One thing that was evident throughout the show was its emphasis on relationships. Technology has made it so much easier to stay in touch with people from the past and to meet new people. However, I’ve also found myself online talking to people on facebook while others sit in the same room with me doing the same thing. I’m not really sure where I am going with this, other than to say that people are important.
We laughed with Hurley as he encouraged others to lighten up and with Sawyer as he gave everyone nicknames. We cried when those we cared about were hurting or even dying. Sometimes (most of the time) we were downright confused about what was happening yet we kept coming back for more. That’s how I want to be with my friends. I want to laugh and cry with them; I want to stick by them in the good and the bad; I want to be the kind of friend that sticks around even when things don’t make sense.
So, did I like the way LOST ended? Not at all. Am I disappointed in the show? No. For me, once a LOSTIE, always a LOSTIE (Ok, so that’s a little corny but its how I feel).