Saarikoski takes an extended, amused, bemused, and unpretentious look at some of the 'thousand things' previously side-stepped
or unnoticed: the chores of the dailiness, in a way often reminiscent of Paul Blackburn's 'Journals' (another great 'last
work'); his both familiar and unfamiliar -- Northern but Swedish -- surroundings; memories though long buried; the 'Masks
of God' he is reading about in Joseph Campbell's three-volume work of that name, written -- and read by Saarikoski -- long
before its author became a television personality. He also wanders through the labyrinth of 'events which we are characteristically
predisposed to co-operate with, designing what happens to us' and speculates that if we can transform that sign, the labyrinth,
with its implications of rigidity and claustrophobia, into another, that of the dance, we may be able to revive an older,
more truly participatory sense of the world...