A collection of stories about finding meaning in life and your place in this world.
Story 1, “The Shaft of Light in the Blue”: A teacher indifferent to his job finds a baby swallow and raises it with one of his students.
Story 2, “If the Rain Should Stop”: She only sees him in the rain when he goes to meet with his girlfriend.
Story 3, “Specimens of 17-Year-Olds”: Confused by social mores, she fakes her way through life. So how does he read her so well?
Story 4, “Blooming Marble”: A carefree girl helps a younger boy get through a rough patch. All in good fun, right?