Do we need more from our dying loved ones than an improbable last minute recovery? All Richard wants is a simple monument, a pile of stones to commemorate his death. Kari wants something else from him and his desire for her help just pisses her off. Richard and Kari explore the weird space between living and dying. Changing their roles from patient to nurse, friend to lover, child to parent, their varying desires seek what is alive while grasping at death.