Some people get lost in thought because it's such unfamiliar territory.
I don't watch much TV. My favorites? Jeopardy, The Daily Show, Deadliest Catch, and Lost. Every Tuesday night since Lost returned to the TV screen in January, I've missed the show. Baseball games. My youngest son, Ian, and I have kept watch on www.abc.com. Baseball's now over. Last Sunday night, I saw the finale in prime time. I'm still thinking about it.
What was that all about? Any enlightenment welcome.
Were the passengers all killed in the original plane crash - the plane found filled with all dead in the ocean far from the island a true scenario?
Was this island a purgatory "the survivors" endured until death?
Why were women not able to have babies on island? No new life because everyone was dead? Except the Dharma people weren't dead, were they? What was the point of them, anyway?
Who are the rest of the lost souls, like Michael, that whisper in the forest.
With the ending focusing on the characters, does it seem like the island's mysteries were immaterial to the story?
How come nobody ever came across that cave with the light? And the Man in Black couldn't ever find it again? If it were just beyond the bamboo?
Did life go on at the island with Hurley and Ben in charge after Jack died?
Desmond? How did he fit in there?
Was the gathering at the end just a gathering for Jack's demise? That the rest all lived their own lives and died at different times? Had Ben not died yet and that's why he sat outside?
That it has provoked such thought suggests that our invested time was a worthwhile venture. The ending focused on the characters, which is also what makes a good book. The scenery and the workings of the island used as the vehicle to aid the characters in their search?
That these lost, troubled souls gathered to put their lives together and all found their own peace.
Aside from my questioning, I enjoyed it. Did you?
Now, back to my date with my vacuum.