So I’m on a mission to convert my loved ones into watching Long Island Medium on TLC. I first tried with my husband, then my best friend, and last my parents. It failed miserably. They all teared up while watching an episode and asked me over and over again why I liked to watch such a depressing show. The funny thing is that I don’t really find it depressing. There is something very reassuring to me about it all. I know what you are thinking – yes, I probably feel this way because I lost a very close loved one earlier in the year and you are right. There is definitely a part of that that is true. However, that’s not what keeps me watching the show week after week. What keeps me watching it is that I feel like I get a glimpse into a non-traditional therapy session. These people are looking for some sort of peace – a way to move on from the grief – and she gives it to them. Heck, maybe she is a fake and maybe she is taking people for their money, but does it matter? She is making people feel better.
I saw an interview with Theresa Caputo (she’s the medium) and they asked her what she charges for a session. She answered that her rate hasn’t changed since she’s been on the show. She said that she doesn’t want to charge people loads of money to get a message from her loved ones – that she feels she is doing God’s work. I found that interesting. She seems to get joy out of helping others – what a rarity in today’s society.
So what do you think? Am I nuts for believing in this woman? We’ll see because I signed up to get a reading done by her. She has a massive waiting list so I’ll let you know when it does happen down the line. In the meantime, I’ll keep believing that my own loved ones are just waiting to chat with me and fill me in on what life is like on the “other side”.9 Comments