Wednesday, September 2, 2009

LT294: Dream Walking


LOST TIDBITS has been exploring a simple line of thought which begins with the tried and true concept of good versus evil. Last post we discussed the shoes and how the color might indicate who is on which team. This deserves a bit more follow-up when time permits or if someone can turn a Frozen Donkey Wheel. I’m mostly interested in the shoes John wears prior to Ajira Flight 315 because we know after that flash he is wearing black shoes.

So the shoes provide reinforcement to the good versus evil storyline. I’m then led to ponder about the people we see on the island – are they dead or alive? And are they good or evil?

There is little doubt that Christian died in a physical sense. The Bible refers to this as “giving up the spirit”. Many religions feel this spirit never dies and it just changes locations…in a place without time. Wow, that sounds like an island I know. It also helps to explain why we don’t see dead people as the producers have stated repeatedly. To put it another way, “Angels aren’t dead”.

And neither are demons.

Combining my thoughts of late then we have Christian as a living angel in white tennis shoes and Locke II (pronounced Locke the Second) in black shoes as our island demon.

Of course not everyone on Mysterious Island is a heavenly being. If our little piece of real estate is odd in any way it is in the way the two planes of existence can co-exist. That might be strange, but again we turn to religious text of various views and most include at least a few stories about humans interacting directly with angels and demons. Dan Brown should write a book about this!


So who is calling the shots? Religion again provides us an answer of good or evil, Jesus or Satan, etc. I believe the humans are the pawns in this game with Jacob and Man in Black doing what they can to harvest souls for their side.

In the next TIDBITS we will dive a bit deeper into this aspect. I have a theory that begins to incorporate another LOST theme we have overlooked lately: dogs. There won't be a post this Sunday with the holiday, but we will be back no later than the following Wednesday.


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