|| Laura spends her days looking at other people's potential calamities working in the radiography unit of a small Maine hospital. Since being downsized her husband, Dan, has become withdrawn and with one son in college and a daughter getting ready to leave, Laura worries the sounds of silence in her marriage will only deepen when the nest becomes truly empty. A medical conference in Boston leads to a chance encounter with Richard, an insurance salesman, at her hotel. At first he seems drab and uninspired but as they get to know each other she finds him a surprisingly complex kindred spirit. They begin a love affair that has both evaluating how a brief encounter can change the course of a life.