When a young American nurse quits her job to travel through Europe for three months, she could not have anticipated the adventures awaiting her. She certainly could not have predicted that a chance meeting with a shy Dutchman would evolve into a connection that would last for over 50 years. Although their lives have unfolded separately, they remain important in each other's life. Through letters and occasional meetings, their connection persists as their lives are lived along parallel tracks. The story is told in the current time as tragedy threatens and they determine they must be together one more time.