David feels little control over his life these days. The communications company where he works is downsizing. Half of his friends have already lost their jobs, and he's wondering if he'll be next. He's overworked, overtired, and depressed. So when his wife, Marcia, encourages him to "Get away. Spend a day out in the woods and decompress!" he takes her up on it. But David soon gets more than he bargained for when an ordinary walk in the woods takes an unexpected turn, and a chance encounter with a mysterious stranger changes David's life forever.