A space traveling troubadour makes his living by singing for his living in space bars. He falls in with a space crew, but the happy go lucky singer has trouble with the regimented ways on board the ship.
More concerned with strumming his guitar and writing songs, , Reesling becomes the victim of an accident, and is left blinded. The ship’s captain puts him off the ship after he is healed at a distant planet. Subsequent trips through the area finds Reesling still strumming, and still making a meager living. His goal is to one day return to the green hills of Earth.
He may have lost his eye sight, but the songs Reesling sings these days are full of colorful, picturesque imagery. Will he ever return to Earth? Reesling manages to do some space hopping, entertaining ship crews, or in ports until time turns him into an old man. After over 20 years he may finally get his wish, as long as the aging singer doesn’t run up against rigid codes of discipline on the space ships. That, and more space accidents.