Anyone who knows me could probably guess that I was curled up in my favorite chair with a blanket and a big bowl of popcorn last night when 9:00 pm hit. The TV tuned to Discovery. I’d been waiting all fall and winter for my favorite fisherman to return to my tv. Dealiest Catch Marathons can only go so far to soothe the longing.
When your world gets flipped upside down like mine has in the last few weeks, there’s something to be said about doing something familiar. Something comfortable. Indulging in the lives of my favorite fisherman has to be better than indulging in comfort foods. Right?
More than what I was feeling, however, it seemed to be a common theme running through the first epiosde of the new season. (Last week was a recap. Loved it, but not counting it!) Last year, Edgar Hanson of the Northwestern spoke of needing a change, about leaving the boat. We watched the Harris boys live through the tragedy of losing their father. Even the Hillstrands seem beaten down by life on the Bering Sea.
I wouldn’t have blamed any of them for seeking change.
Yet, they were all on the perspective boats. Ready for a new season.
Captian Sig summed it up by saying that at the end of every season his brother talks about giving it up, but at the beginning of the next, he’s back to work.
There’s comfort in familiarity. Thank goodness. Because I don’t know what I’d do with out my Tuesday night guys.