A man approaching middle age decides to change his life. A rising young attorney’s plans are thrown into disarray as the result of a single act. A woman faces her husband’s infidelity. An envious businessman seeks revenge on a cheerful coworker and an optimistic young cleaning woman awaits a miracle. Just the ebb and flow of daily New York life: chaotic, isolated, diffuse.
Or is it? How can we know what effect we have on a passing stranger? What if the smallest gesture can change the course of someone’s life? Perhaps fate is in fact a product of the choices we make — how we choose to accept seemingly random events, whether or not we opt to see the interconnectedness of things. Perhaps, too, there really is a light at the end of the tunnel, even if we can’t see it yet.
Thirteen Conversations About One Thing weaves five contemporary stories together into a single tale that examines the dramatic impact people have on one another.