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If you watch ‘Lost’ and you haven’t seen last nights’ episode yet, please go away for a little while, okay?

When I started 10th grade English I was so stoked to be assigned my first Hemingway novel to read, ‘A Farewell to Arms,’ I think it was. Ernest Hemingway seemed to me to be the most famous author in the English language. “I’m going to learn something cosmic, adult, and shattering from reading this,” I remember thinking. And you know what I learned? Everything comes down to….love. Just love, the way we understand it from the day we are born. That’s all, the most important thing in the world is love.

It’s such an affirmation to have this history-making series come down to the same thing. Last night’s episode ‘Happily Ever After,’ hit it out of the park.

And eerily, I had this beautiful Nick Cave song stuck in my head all day yesterday before I saw ‘Happily Ever After.’ I must have listened to it 3 times–

I’ve felt you coming girl, as you drew near
I knew you’d find me, cause I longed you here
Are you my destiny? Is this how you’ll appear?
Wrapped in a coat with tears in your eyes?
Well take that coat babe, and throw it on the floor
Are you the one that I’ve been waiting for?

As you’ve been moving surely toward me
My soul has comforted and assured me
That in time my heart it will reward me
And that all will be revealed
So I’ve sat and I’ve watched an ice-age thaw
Are you the one that I’ve been waiting for?

Out of sorrow entire worlds have been built
Out of longing great wonders have been willed
They’re only little tears, darling, let them spill
And lay your head upon my shoulder
Outside my window the world has gone to war
Are you the one that I’ve been waiting for?

O we will know, won’t we?
The stars will explode in the sky
O but they don’t, do they?
Stars have their moment and then they die

There’s a man who spoke wonders though I’ve never met him
He said, “He who seeks finds and who knocks will be let in”
I think of you in motion and just how close you are getting
And how every little thing anticipates you
All down my veins my heart-strings call
Are you the one that I’ve been waiting for?

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