This is a realistic understated story of the Coming of Age of a young man, a story of hope, a story that perhaps not only amuses and moves but will enlighten. It's about a young man who might represent all of us who seek to find ourselves in life. He graduates from college yet declares himself a conscientious objector against the Vietnam War and serves his time. He experiences the loss of his father and other loved ones. He experiences good and wonderful times in his travels. While he can cry for all the pain that he or the rain can never cure, he is also hopeful and still a dreamer. He still retains something to dream about the while he takes out the trash. The element of hope remains as it often can in real life.