'Long Walk to Forever' is a gentle satire of the societal institution of matrimony that has overshadowed and complicated the natural response of falling in love. The only characters who appear and speak are a girl named Catharine and her long-time friend, Newt. The two had grown up next door to each other, on the fringe of a city, near fields and woods and orchards, within sight of a lovely bell tower that belonged to a school for the blind.
Vonnegut tells the simplest of love stories illustrating the theme of natural response and listening to one's heart. One foot in front of the other, on the way to forever.