Fog gathered across the stream of the Miljacka river. Daniel went out of the apartment block building, his stomach feeling ever present jab. He had a distance to run, but would rather stay home and read. Several years ago he had made the commitment to exercise and hoped to keep it a habit for the rest of his life. All of the other facets of life depended on this new habit and yet, his flesh was craving to quit. The spiritual master who gave him the instruction to run, taught him that duty called obedience. And to stay away from good-looking appealing apples of pampering the indulgences.
Daniel is typical child born during the times of fading communist regimes. Well-fed and loved by his parents, he is looking to go beyond the grey dream of command economy lifetime employment and the government pension. Until the war shatters even that and new times reveal the craving for standing on the firm rock and escaping the quicksand of inherited life.
His desires change and his feeble habits follow. But what seemed the rosy people with smiles on their faces, his family and peers turn out to be reactive to the core and not willing to work their dreams. They refuse to support him any longer.
Against all odds, Daniel decides to make a commitment in a situation that seemed hopeless. His only victory is the lessons learned from the struggle. But slowly, he builds on the lessons and creates life he desired, even though it looked different from his initial draft.
Finally, some of his projects succeed. And his character is forever shaped by the battle. The battle for his sacrifice.