A young, sensitive young man, Willoughby has spent all his young childhood practicing to be a cellist. He is 28 years old and innocent to the ways of the world. He meets quite casually, a young woman waiting in line for tickets to hear the renowned Janos Starker, world famous cellist. Their acquaintanceship leads them to a friendship based on their both being students of the cello.
Willoughby is scheduled to give a debut recital and they both plan on her attending. Meeting quite by accident in a musical instrument store their friendship deepens quite to the joy of Willoughby's mother who fears his deep involvement with music will prevent him from having a "normal" life.
During one practice session, he confesses to his mother that his eyes have been bothering him and his vision is becoming blurry. Instead of seeking medical advice, he decides to wait u...