I've been quiet about this show for most of the season. I didn't love the season, but even at its worse, LOST is still an amazing TV show, that knows no rules, even though the characters kept talking about rules.
The finale, well, like most of you, I was quite moved by the last few minutes of it, I also didn't cry (I don't cry at the movies), but my heart hurt. It was one of the most beautiful moments I've ever watched on TV, and I'd place it right up there alongside the Six Feet Under finale. To me, this was the way to end. More about the characters, less about the mythology, wchich was cool, but was never the reason I loved the show. Frankly, I couldn't care less about all those unanswered questions. Whatever was explained, was. What was not, it's up for me to figure it out my own way.
One point that I would really love to see discussed more, let me see if you guys are up to it: do you think the island could really destroy the world? What do you guys think about the island? What was it? To me, it was that place between life and death. By that I don't mean, at all, the purgatory. No. Whatever happened in the island was real, it's just a place in our world where only a few can get to. Due to its mysterious powers, people tried to go there and explore it, maybe to try and find richness in something they didn't fully understand (Widmore, The Black Rock, etc.). What made it special was that cave, who was a sort of gate to the spiritual world, hence, when people said that if the island was destroyed, everyone they knew would be dead, that meant that they could never go to the other side, and death would become the limit of human life. The island is the gate that takes you beyond death. That's why there were ghosts on the island, and voices and whatnot. People who were waiting to pass to the other side. To move on. For some time, I thought this season would turn out to be Donnie Darko when it was more The Sixth Sense.
Well, these are my thoughts after living with the sad notion these last few days that LOST is gone for good.