In this achingly sad one-person play, Tracy Lusk learns to let go of oppressing memories of her late husband and father.
On the night of Valentine’s Day, Tracy has a dream about her dead husband, Henry. Even though he has been gone for ten years, Tracy hasn’t moved on with her life. In the dream, she is standing on the shore of an unidentified body of water. Henry rows up to where she is standing in a battered rowboat. He tells Tracy that it is time to let go of his memory because he wants better things for her than stagnation and loss. He tells Tracy to pick a memory from their relationship, and then take a tangible thing from that moment and hurl it into the Potomac River.
When Tracy wakes up, she takes her time selecting her memory. She eventually chooses the day they eloped. While they were waiting for a train, Tracy took off her white sweater and revealed her bare arms for Henry, something she’d never done before for a man. She takes the carefully preserved sweater from her closet and spends time with it. Eventually, she puts the sweater in a paper bag and calls a taxi.
On the taxi ride to the river, Tracy remembers a story her father used to tell her. A man wanders with a wagon train and a group of followers, seeking his one true love. He draws pictures of her face every night although he hasn’t met her yet. Every town the man drives by, he wanders through in search of his mystery woman. Finally, he finds her, and her name is Tracy. As she rides in the cab to the Potomac, Tracy knows she has to let go of her father, too.
At the park on the river, Tracy lies in the grass. A group of Japanese tourists motion for her to take a picture, but they really want to take pictures of her. As she shifts into a more scenic pose, the group of tourists disappears. Tracy then throws the sweater in the river and watches it float until it disappears.