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"Every calling is great when greatly pursued." (Favorite quote)
"Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Damaged people are dangerous. They know they can survive."
- Josephine Hart,

"First learn the meaning of what you say, then speak."
- Epictetus

"I do not intend to tiptoe through life only to arrive safely at death."
- Unknown

"I fear the boredom that comes with not learning and not taking chances."
- Robert Fulghum


: The Pillars of the Earth, Ken Follett
Watching: College and NFL football
Listening to: Twin Peaks (Music from the Limited Event Series) and Twin Peaks (Limited
Event Series Soundtrack)



September 15, 2017

Well, football season has started! I am very happy. Teams I am rooting for in the NFL:
Pittsburgh Steelers, Dallas Cowboys (I've been a fan of Dak Prescott since he started
playing in college), Houston Texans (because of Deshaun Watson, who I both love and
hate. I hate because of Clemson beating Alabama in the Championship this year). We
subscribed to NFL Game Pass so I can watch any game, it is just after the fact. Which is
no problem if I don't look at the scores. And in college, Alabama, of course.

The Twin Peaks: The Return finale was mind-blowing! At first I was upset, but then I
thought about it, and realized that it was a brilliant way to end the Season (hoping for a
Season Four). My theory, which I developed before reading any of the forums:

In the original Twin Peaks, he hadn't decided who Laura's killer was until later in Season
Two. He only told us who killed her because the network made him. He made things up as
he went along. He would have gladly left us with no answer about who killed Laura at the
conclusion of Season Two. As it was, he left us with a cliffhanger. He resurrected the
series after 25 years because the timing matched what Laura said to Dale in the Red Room
Fire Walk With Me (FWWM).

FWWM was full of non sequiturs. In Season Three, he tried to imply it all ties together, it
all makes sense, but I think he made it up as he went along, much like the other seasons.

Because he couldn't possibly live up to fans' expectations because the show is
monumental (as was the case with Seinfeld), he decided to end with a cliffhanger. This
saves him from criticism and because it was odd and up to an individual's interpretation,
he looks profound. He will be critically praised and fans with analyze this for many years to

He really just wanted to fire up our imaginations, and get us talking and thinking outside
the box/creatively. He has succeeded in doing this.

Lynch never gives answers. He didn't give answers for Mulholland Drive, his Magnum Opus.
We can only speculate. So he is being true to form. Wrapping things up in a neat little
package and giving us a happy ending does not match Lynch's at times misanthropic (but
realistic, in my opinion) view of the world we live in.

My two cents.

After I developed my theory, I started reading Reddit forums. Many theories abound, many
of which are plausible. I recommend the three seasons of Twin Peaks to anyone who has a
good imagination and an open mind.
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