Where to start. All my ideas, are so disjointed, but I'm sure I can force them all to come together. So, item numero uno.
If you are ever in need of a happy thought, just listen to this song:
The actual song starts at about 1:40 into the video. My favorite version of this song is the bit that I heard on "The World" on NPR. I highly recommend you listen to the mp3 version of the interview, if only to hear that clip. It's probably easy to be cynical about lyrics, but have you heard anyone sing with such passion? It's kind of endearing seeing yuppie looking Scottish soccer dads singing about the power of love.
And here's another happy thought if you are still cynical. Since I'm sure you are all experiencing LOST withdrawals like I am, you can listen to the song with your eyes closed and picture Desmond as the lead singer (since he has that Scottish brogue), Charlie as the bassist (Driveshaft experience), Hurley on guitar, Sayid on drums (he is good at hitting things), and Sawyer on the keyboard (to keep his ego in check). Jack is in charge of the "lighting," of course :) Did you catch that? I am clever.
Now that LOST is over, I can officially turn off th TV for the rest of my life. Except for when Glee is on. Or Masterpiece Theater. Or a re-run of Gilmore Girls. Shoot.
I want to get "lost" in real-life and do this
See? All the loose threads of thought do tie up nicely in the end.
P.S. Oh, and when you listen to the "the World" interview, stay to the end so you can hear them do "Letter From America". lovelovelove