The Wonder Years and ‘Catch The Wind’

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In the chilly hours and minutes
Of uncertainty, I want to be
n the warm hold of your loving mind.

To feel you all around me,
And to take your hand, along the sand.
Ah, but I may as well try and catch the wind.

– Catch The Wind (Donovan)

the-wonder-yearsProbably no episode of any tv show pounded more at my prepubescent heartstrings than the one below from the 80’s big tv hit –The Wonder Years.
In this episode called ‘Brightwing’, Kevin’s sister becomes a peace-loving radical, running away from home to join her boyfriend in a hippy commune. As the show draws to a close she eventually returns home as a folk song called Catch the Wind cues in. The coupling of this song with the narrator’s words about ‘how people were trying to find their way in life, only to find their way home again’ floored me…

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“The more I live, the more I learn. The more I learn, the more I realize, the less I know.”- Michel Legrand

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18 comments on “The Wonder Years and ‘Catch The Wind’
  1. badfinger20 says:

    I am too young to remember the time frame the show is about really…but it feels perfect. I’ve talked to people who said it is really a fair representation of the time. I remember the show in the 80s and loved it.
    A very happy mistake to lead you toward Dylan.

  2. macalder02 says:

    When we have that sensitivity to the surface and the romantic overflows the heart, there are scenes that fills us with joy and makes us live again what the youth set us. A good series and I did not miss it either.

  3. inhiscare753 says:

    Such a beautifully written Poem. I am not familiar with the show, but will look it up on Netflix.

  4. hanspostcard says:

    Loved that show- and I was that age of Kevin as far as the time when the show was -late 60’s- I think they got about everything right. Now I want to watch the series again.

    • That’s what I hear is that they nailed the era it was set. To read you feel the same having been his age at the time it was based, gives it even more credential. It must have been an amazing era to have grown up in. Cheer Hans.

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