RIP, Captain Phil

February 10, 2010

You may remember last spring, when Riley and I were housebound with what I think was swine flu, what got me through the three-day fever was watching The Deadliest Catch nonstop.

I’m sad to read this morning that the show’s Capt. Phil Harris, 53, has passed away, too young.

Capt. Phil was an original. He had a large fan following and I always believed he was the real star of the reality show.

For you, Capt. Phil:

Sunset and evening star
And one clear call for me!
And may there be no moaning of the bar,
When I put out to sea,

But such a tide as moving seems asleep,
Too full for sound and foam,
When that which drew from out the boundless deep
Turns again home.

Twilight and evening bell,
And after that the dark!
And may there be no sadness of farewell,
When I embark;

For though from out our bourne of Time and Place
The flood may bear me far,
I hope to see my Pilot face to face
When I have crossed the bar.

~Alfred Lord Tennyson (1809-1892)

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