The Light at the End of the Tunnel

Written 14th May

That’s basically what it is, isn’t it? The white light. And the souls who “can’t move on” are the people who can’t go into the light, and Jacob is the one who guards it, because living people are not meant to go inside! Am I onto something, or what? And how do people get to the island? “Like you did…by accident.” They experience a what? A NEAR-DEATH EXPERIENCE! And what about the flashbacks? Is the very narrative nature, in fact, a clue?? Why YES! What do people say happens when they have a near-death experience? Their life flashes before their eyes. And is not “Flashes Before Your Eyes” the name of a Lost episode, in which Desmond releases some of the light with his fail-safe key? Again, YES! Not to mention, Smokie–who emerged from the light–shows people images of their memories!!

I feel so good about this, except I’m not entirely sure where it all leads. I do know, however, that the light at the end of the tunnel is what Locke must have seen and referred to as “The Eye of the island”. Wow. Awe-inspiring stuff right there. What does it all mean??

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4 thoughts on “The Light at the End of the Tunnel

  1. Nice theory.

    Near-death experience: i’m with you on that, I think it holds merit. I’d like to look into it more, in fact. One question though – what about those who came to the island on purpose? (such as Faraday, the Frieghter, etc…).
    But in general – yes, it seems credible, and links to the possibility of the island being a “consiousness” reality.

    And yes – the smoke monster is all about extracting memories from a consiousness and then ‘bringing it to life’ before the indiviual’s eyes (or mind’s eye) – another link to a consiousness reality….

  2. Thanks–all of you!

    Concerning those who go there on purpose…they might be trying to say that the realm of the not-quite-dead is actually a physical place. Notice that in the flash-sideways, most of the people who “remember” the other side have had near-death experiences. However, Jack has not. Maybe that’s why Jack “walks among us, but is not one of us”?

    Then again, the people who come there on purpose might simply be intended as symbolic of suicide.

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