The setting of the play is in a liminal twilight zone between life and death, heaven and earth, this life and the next. It is the space between death and eternal life. The place where the communion of saints and human life mysteriously intersect each other. From this space Thomas Merton remembers the entire panorama of his life's journey. He takes stock of his life by a final truthful gaze on all that has happened on his way home to God. The play is a reflective memory poem about his life.
In the play, Merton is right at the brink of that eternal threshold where we each can cry out to God with the Psalmist: "Let your Face fill me with delight, your Face---the vision of which is where all roads lead." Yes, where all roads lead. We eavesdrop on the intimate conversation he is having with himself--and by extension with us. We join with him as he remembers his journey into the embrace of the Love of God.