Absence does indeed make the heart grow fonder as is seen in this romantic drama. The story begins when the young protagonist takes an 18 month long welding job in Sicily. Feeling that he and his fiancee, who have been together so long that their relationship has become stale and predictable, need a break, he looks forward to the trip.
He is not long in Sicily before he begins pining for his true love. He tells her his feelings in a postcard and the relationship again begins to flourish.