When author Josef N. Ferri met a senior honors student from South Park High School named Marilyn, he felt an immediate spark. He drew her into conversation, and the two instantly became involved in something beyond teenage small talk. He reconnected with her a bit later, just as the second half of the 1960s began to unfold.
From the night of their innocent and romantic first date, their journey was filled with wonder and amazement. But almost immediately, they were faced with huge obstacles, as on that same night they almost died in an accident involving a drunken driver.
Ultimately, confusion and misunder-standing separated them forever, but by then they'd lived their most cherished dream. Amid the turbulence and sociopolitical upheaval of the 1960s and the painful chaos of their individual troubled home lives, they found an extraordinary sanctuary in their deep love, and it was "a love that was more than love." Somehow, it still survives in Trying to Catch the Wind.