Richard explores glaciers, Natascha explores people. As an author, she not only writes about them, but gives herself fully to them. One day she opens her house to a family from Damascus who have fled the war. And Richard? He recedes further and further into himself, from his own existence, dreams of Canada and doubts every day the meaning of life, politics, love and life. This portrait of a summer full of departures tells the story of a couple in “middle age”, of the flight of time, of change and of growing older. But after reading this book, you know that it’s not just about the coming years, it’s about every moment of life.