“It only ends once – everything before that is just progress.”


Dear Lost,

In the 36 hours since Sunday night, the internets have been abuzz with talk of you.  Did you end the right way?  Were people’s minds sufficiently blown?  How accurate were our theories?  Was the conclusion good enough?

Mainly: are we satisfied?

Lost, you were my favorite show I’ve ever watched, and gave me something to look forward to for 6 years.  From living in my studio in Seattle, to driving around the country for 3 months, to a tiny apartment on Music Row in Nashville, to a house shared with roommates and so many friends, to this new little life in Denver, you have been, as Daniel Faraday would call it, my constant.

You were an excuse to get together with friends – or, in more recent TV-less, friendless months, a reason to go to the gym on Tuesday nights.  You introduced me to interesting characters who asked interesting questions.  You tied together and orchestrated seemingly unrelated stories – and as exaggerated as it may be, in a small way it kind of makes me think of this.

[Seriously.  If that isn’t a masterpiece, I don’t know what is.  It doesn’t matter how many times I listen to it – I lose it every time.  I think that’s what heaven is going to sound like.]

I will miss the happy confusion you offered, and the absolute delirium I felt when I realized the game had changed (“We have to go back, Kate – we have to go back!”).  I love how you littered the Island with unrealistically good-looking people – women with fantastic cleavage and men with glorious scruff.  Thank you for throwing in polar bears, book clubs, Virgin Mary statues, time-traveling rats, swinging pendulums, smoke monster security systems, The Mamas & The Papas, spinal surgeries, ghosts, submarines, cliff fights (THE PUNCH!), and – loyal to the very end – a dog named Vincent.

People can say whatever they’re going to say – but you were good enough for me. I’ll miss you.

Dharma forever,


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  1. Shannalee on May 25, 2010 at 10:03 AM

    Despite what this may say about me, reading this post gave me chills.

  2. Ginger on May 25, 2010 at 10:07 AM

    Yes, yes, yes.

  3. Jacklyn on May 25, 2010 at 2:18 PM

    Am I still allowed to read your blog if I tell you I’ve never watched LOST before? Can I make it up to you by watching it on DVD? I think I’ll have to get the first season soon.

  4. A Chic Critique on May 25, 2010 at 3:19 PM

    Annie, that is such a pretty picture of you! – The other Annie

  5. Casey Evans on May 26, 2010 at 11:12 PM

    Just read this. Jeff Keuss in Seattle also wrote a good blog about it that helped me reconcile some thoughts… I liked it. And VINCENT. Love him.


  6. [not the] Best Blog Ever on May 27, 2010 at 11:41 AM

    Yup. I loved it too. Even cried my eyes out at the end, which I was NOT expecting.

    Well done, JJ Abrams [moment of silence for Alias (the best TV show ever made) and, now, LOST].

  7. Kelsey Pauxtis on May 28, 2010 at 11:41 AM

    Spot on, spot on!! I will miss LOST so much…I don’t think I will ever find anything close to it on television ever again. Wow, that sounded like a cult statement lol :)

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