Meggie and her greatgrandmother are trying to deal with a piece of dislocated time. They want to turn it around and put  it back in its right place, but this task  is too difficult. The greatgrandmother is unable to forget the shame she felt long ago, while her greatgranddaughter lacks the maturity and experience to be able to look such an enormity in the face. But despite this, something does happen to both of them on this day  - on the day when Meggie, fulfilling her promise to her greatgrandmother, travels to Budapest.