Sunday, August 21, 2005

Six Feet Under finale

Time is like a river of fleeting events, and its current is strong; as soon as something comes into sight, it is swept past us, and something else takes its place, and that too will be swept away.

Marcus Aurelius

Where do I start, all night and this morning I have been fighting tears and laughter.  Alan Ball, the creator to me is nothing short of genius. I’m so happy to of had the Fishers and this wonderful show for the past five seasons. I will miss it very very much.  I thought it was wonderful to get to live out the rest of their lives with them at the end. That was truly a gift to the truest fans!!

I’ve thought about what to say or write in this entry.  I have always identified more with Claire than anyone on the series.  She’s the artsy photographer that never quite thinks her work is good enough.  I identify with many of the other characters.  Nate being the oldest, David being gay, even Brenda being so into Psychology, was this series made for me or what?  The thing that hit me the most was Claire at the end. I think it was fitting that Claire was blind. They showed a close up of her eyes and you just knew she was blind.  She had her memories of everyone she loved and being blind, that was all she could focus on with no intrusions. I am sure it is here that she realizes how much she truly loves her family. I sort of want to watch it again tonight to see if I can catch some things I may have missed.  
It was a fitting end to the series.... it has to end with the deaths of all the characters... it was sad but you get a sense of their lives and loves... and Claire driving off made me identify with her even more, I’m the only one in my family that has left my hometown and the lives that everyone is living, but as you see her coming back and visiting, always taking pictures of her family, just as I do.  I thought that the pictures around her bed portrayed that her family really was surrounding her. That's also a reason I put pictures of my family all around so I can feel they are close.  She outlived everyone and she died surrounded by the pictures she took of moments in time. Moments of the past that will live on - like her photo of her family and the young Ted, she married. I thought it was very fitting for Claire, being the artist that she was to be surrounded by her passion. 

 

 Also during the interview the guy who plays Nate made a comment about if you have something to say, then you better say it.  Because once your gone, your gone.  So this episode said to me “Don’t waist it live it.”

 

Also the song at the end while she was driving off really hit me, this couldn’t have been one of Ted’s white mix’s, but then again maybe it was.  I looked it up the group is Sia the song “Breath Me”.  I’m definitely going to buy that cd.

 

Here are the words to the song

Help, I have done it again
I have been here many times before
Hurt myself again today
And, the worst part is there's no-one else to blame

Be my friend
Hold me, wrap me up
Unfold me
I am small
I'm needy
Warm me up
And breathe me

Ouch I have lost myself again
Lost myself and I am nowhere to be found,
Yeah I think that I might break
I've lost myself again and I feel unsafe

Be my friend
Hold me, wrap me up
Unfold me
I am small
I'm needy
Warm me up
And breathe me

Be my friend
Hold me, wrap me up
Unfold me
I am small
I'm needy
Warm me up
And breathe me

 

I still feel and think much more but this is all I can get out now,  I wish I knew more of the working of that creative genius Allan Ball!  Thanks for making me think Sunday after Sunday for the last five seasons.

Artwork

 

4 comments:

dcmeyer420 said...

I heard so much about this HBO series. I think I might get the boxed set now that the series is over so I can join in the discussion...

rivercitygirl1 said...

I lost "contact" with Six Feet Under after I gave up HBO.  I used to watch it religiously.  I think the last time I saw it was when when Nate was looking for Lisa, when she disappeard.  Then I lost contact with it.  I would like the box sets for this one too.  HBO and Showtime have some of the best series out there.
Tami

yakima127 said...

It was quite a finale...the best part, I thought, was the last ten minutes or so when we got to see into the future, and how all of their lives ended...it was very cool...I didn't really relate to any of them, but I loved the show!  JAE

moltenhalo said...

Great entry about the show and the final episode.  I like some of the insights you included.  I hadn't realized that Claire was blind in that final scene at the end of her life.  When she died, I had such a feeling of nostalgia, for all those years of the family that were gone, along with the people who had lived them.  I have to give credit to Alan Ball, as did you, for causing me to be so invested in fictional characters.  I rarely cry over a TV show, but this one I did.  Thanks for visiting my journal.