A woman arrives early for an unspecified event that is arranged by her daughters and being held for her. Her unease at arriving way too early, slowly fades as she pages through a photo album that has been left on display. The photographs prompt her to recall, in a series of snapshot moments and vignettes, stories and incidents from her life.
“Our family’s dysfunction on a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 being the least and 10, the most, goes from a modest 3 to a hefty 8 and back to a promising 6. Depending largely on who’s holding the talking stick of course.”
Vivid and varied memories unfold in this non-linear journey and go from visceral to poignant; sentimental to funny. Her perception of time and her presence at this event is in flux, as these scattered recollections reveal an imperfect life on her perfect day.