A Few Thoughts and A Farewell to LOST

In my life I have been wrong only a few times (Family and friends, please stop arguing with your computer screen right now-people are watching). One of those few times was about J.J. Abrams television series LOST. Even though friends told me how good it was I did not believe them. Mainly I did not believe because they also said how awesome a show Heroes was and I was more than disappointed by that show. My feeling about Lost started to change when iTunes put up a free download of the pilot episode. After watching it I went out and bought the first season on DVD and have not stopped watching them until now. Honestly, I never thought that a television series would ever affect my life but Lost has.

Wednesday night I watched the final episode of the series, ‘The End’. Even though most people were not satisfied with how the series ended, I was. I believe that it was a great way to bring the series to a close. I can understand that people are upset that not all the questions were answered. But did they all really need to be? If all the mysteries of the island were presented, would you still find it interesting?

The main thesis of the series from episode one to the very end has always been in my opinion summed up in one simple word: faith. I know some are surprised at this but that was my interpretation. The good thing about a series such as Lost is that it allows fans to interpret the show the way they want to. Although there are many examples of faith in this series, I believe that my best argument comes from season two in the episode ‘Orientation’. Jack and John are arguing about whether or not to push the “EXECUTE” button. Eventually Jack decides to push the button, going on no physical proof that something will happen if he does not push the button. As stated before, this is just the main theme that I have noticed throughout the series.

One of the things that really made this journey through Lost so special for me was the people I met along the way. I met many people on Twitter who are amazing Lost fans who had already experienced what I had. They really encouraged me throughout the seasons and also made for multiple great conversations. I believe it would be irresponsible on my part not to list all these fine people and say from the bottom of my heart to the top…thank you. It really is a gift to get to know you all and now I am proud to say I am a fellow Lostie. Thank you @JAVAJ9, @CaliPH, @MonsterAtePilot, @DharmaScientist, @IslandConNews, @FlyAjiraAirways, @Nancymkq, @andalone, @Loster21, @jackiepanked, @LizPrietti, @aohora, @corrwill, @MikeFisky, and @brandilynnee.

So, we are left with the end. I did not think that I would get all my thoughts and ideas presented here, and I did not. But now that I have seen the entire series, I know I will revisit it soon. Like the characters, the island has an attraction that brings us back together. As I said, I never thought a television series would make an impact upon my life but Lost did. It has brought me a new outlook on life and a new set of friends. Most importantly, I know that if I go through life with faith, I can do anything I want to. Namaste.

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2 Responses to “A Few Thoughts and A Farewell to LOST”

  1. Janine Murray Says:

    Hey, Kevin!
    That was a really good wrap up to a life-encompasssing show! I appreciate that you enjoyed and were satisfied with the ending (where I, however, was not!! … I am one of the ones who wanted answers!
    I love that you have incorporated it into your life philosophy! I also am surprised and touched by your mention of us Losties who were enjoying watching you on your maiden journey through and into the land of Lost!
    Let’s all continue to meet at the island, at least in spirit!
    Long live Lost!

    Janine
    @javaj9

  2. Really lovely, Kevin, and I couldn’t agree more. Thanks so much for posting!

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