Happy Lost-aversary #LOST #WeHaveToGoBack

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It has been 5 years – 5 years since the LOST series finale. May 23, 2010 – Five Years! It does not seem that long.

LOST was one of the handful of TV shows that I always made a point of watching in real-time (Eureka and the Walking Dead are the others). First thing in the morning when I arrived at work the day after a new LOST episode *Al and I would discuss the entire show from beginning to end – theories, theories, theories. As soon as lunchtime hit, *Dustin would be in my office and we’d go through the whole thing again. *Al commented more than once that we needed a support group –  and looking back on it- we all probably did. Out of the office, the conversation always turned to LOST after our monthly Human Services Committee meetings with at least one and at times two of the Town Staff that were in attendance.

May 23rd – LOST-aversary, as it has come to be known is celebrated every year. Greeting cards are mailed and LOST gifts are presented.

This year I am away on vacation. I don’t know at the time I am writing this what kind of internet or phone access I will have.

So…. it is the 5th annual Lost-aversary and……

There will be no annual “Make Your Own Kind of Music”  and “Shambala” voicemail messages to kick off the day.

The greeting cards were not mailed because they would arrive much too early.

But….. the gifts have been purchased and this post has been pre-scheduled so with any luck *Cracker will see the post and it will remind him make his deliveries.

I am sorry I am missing it, but at the time this post is scheduled to publish, we should be having a Dr. Who Experience which almost totally makes up for missing the 5th Lost-aversary.

Many things, good and bad have been said about the way this show ended.

The only disappointment for me was never hearing or seeing Libby’s full back story and…… was Hurley’s imaginary friend Dave, really Libby’s dead husband? His name was David and…… it sort of looked like Libby was seeing him at the table with Hurley at the institution …… Yes, I still obsess and go right back into “theory mode”, when the subject of “LOST Unanswered Questions” comes up.

I haven’t watched the series again since it ended. I haven’t wanted to. There are some television series I can and do watch over and over again, like Eureka, Firefly, The West Wing, Homicide; Life on the Streets and Angel – all of which I absolutely love and there are others like LOST that I have no desire to watch again, not because I didn’t just love every single minute of it (with the exception of season two, The Tail Section season) but because I want to remember it the way I remember it. Maybe on the 10th Lost-aversary, but not now. I have watched the last episode over a good many times, though.

Say what you want about the way it ended, but……

(spoilers!!!)

These people left the island and went on to live their lives. One by one as in real life, they died – all at different times and at different ages and stages of their lives. Afterwards, they moved into a sort of ‘holding pattern’ where they lived completely different lives (Flash-sideways) oblivious to the life they once had and unaware that they were there, in this new life waiting for each other. They lived their new lives until all were there, united and were ready to remember – to remember their previous life, the most important part of their life and the people that they loved. They lived these lives until they were ready move on into the light….. together, as it should be.

Christian Shephard to his son, Jack: “Well, there is no “now”, here.  This is a place that you… that you all made together so that you could find one another. The most important part of your life was the time that you spent with these people on that island. That’s why all of you are here. Nobody does it alone, Jack. You needed all of them, and they needed you.”

And I just love that.

“See you in another life, brother”

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5th Anniversary gifts

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15 thoughts on “Happy Lost-aversary #LOST #WeHaveToGoBack

  1. ” LOST ” I wasn’t a big fan of. I like Bones, NCIS, CSI, reruns of House, MD, I tried to keep up with Archer on FX, despite my denunciation of ” reality ” shows, I do watch series like ” Pawn Stars “. I avoid series like ” Duck Dynasty “, ” Chrisley Knows Best ” or anything to with the Duggars.

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      • I mostly pay marginal attention to NCIS now, even though things were getting interesting when it looked like they were having an NCIS : NOLA with Scott Bakula.
        Bones has tried 1 spin – off – ” The Finder “, but it vanished from the air after Michael Clarke Duncan died. I liked ” Backstrom ” with Rainn Wilson, but it’s leaving after this season.
        You mentioned Eureka, did you ever see Warehouse 13 ?
        I also liked the US version of Being Human.

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      • Loved Eureka and yes warehouse 13. It took me a long time to start watching it because I remember the original Friday the 13th show from the 80’s that is is based on, I thought it would just be all the same thing. But it was good.

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      • ACTUALLY the only similarity Warehouse 13 has to Friday the 3th the Series is the fact that they were both centered around a place that was a store / storage place for strange items The items in ” Friday the 13th were Satanically – cursed. The items in ” Warehouse 13 ” had strange properties due to the influence of strong emotions. The series ” Warehouse 13 ” resembles more was a TNT series called ” The Librarian “, starring Noah Wylie & Bob Newhart.

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      • Wish that WordPress blogs had an edit function. I see a TON of typos that I’d like to clear up in my earlier post.

        Anyway, I saw some episodes of the British version of ” Being Human “, & TBH, the US version seems better. One of the few American versions of a British show equal to the original.

        I wonder how that ” Walking Dead ” spin – off will be ? Have you seen ” Z Nation ” ? It’s like ” The Walking Dead ” with a slightly less dramatic tone. Imagine TWD meeting Zombieland….. 🙂

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      • I’m typing on my phone so typos are plentiful I’m sure. I saw the British version before they made the U.S. Version so I was already hooked on the UK version. I have not seen any reviews of the spin offs yet

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  2. So, can we still be friends if I tell you I have never seen Lost? It was running when I was traveling a lot for my job and the idea of watching a show premised on a plane crash was just too much for me! I love your passion for it and wonder if maybe it is time to start watching it…

    So glad you’re having a great time! 😀

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    • Yes I suppose we can still be friends😃. I get it though. I remember the first season of survivor when I said I would not be watching a show about people stuck on an island… Never say never. I was hooked on that for a good many years and then of course LOST came along…..

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