Brussegem is both a place and a person. But mainly it is a painter. A fully dedicated and fairly isolated American painter living in Europe whose creed is art, and only art. Until Veronica Weise, the wife of ather, seeks his attention, companionship, something artistic, and, if possible, something wild. But then there's her baby. And that cat. The struggle between art and domesticity begins, between an artist who does t want to fall in love, and a woman who does.