A worker ant hears whispers as she picks up a fallen petal. She begins hearing the same whispers on the wind, in the sunshine filtering down through the trees, and in the dangers her colony faces.
Soon, unable to ignore the whispers any longer, the ant leaves home and goes on an adventure into the deepest and most unknown parts of the forest.
A magical river begins singing, and a man suddenly aches to know if the paradise at its end can fill his heart. He hires an oarsman to take him upstream, but they are blocked by a judge who sentences them to revisit the man's past. As the judge’s agents relentlessly pursue, and as they row further back into the man's life, the man begins to suspect the oarsman is more than he seems.