A man in his forties encouters a girl of sixteen, who awakens feelings he no longer expected to have. Although she is shy at first, she gradually takes the lead and in doing so she discovers her power. She experiences their encouter as a phase, a step on the path towards adulthood. He, however, is increasingly the victim of his imagination and this begins to disrupt his quiet life. He struggles with the morality of his relationship with such a young girl, but at the same time he is genuinely concerned for her. When she suddenly walks out on him he is angry. But mostly with himself. He resumes his old life. Did it really happen, or was it all a dream?