On a rainy day, a little girl decides to play football indoors at home, even though she’s not allowed to. The ball knocks a vase over… which breaks into a thousand pieces. The girl knows that this vase was her mum’s favourite. Will she be angry? When her mother discovers what has happened, she suggests that they glue the pieces back together again, one by one. And what might seem to be an endless chore prompts the child to embark on a painstaking observation of the illustrations on the vase. They seem to tell her a story.