… my desk was
cut out of the trunk of the dead Elm tree that once stood in front
of the farm. Unfortunately there was two superficial holes in it,
as the tree apparently had not been totally full and continuous.
I had squared all angles so that the outline of a large rectangular
desk stood there, but the two holes remained. One of them actually
was more like a profound deepening, and now that the desk was in
full use, it turned out to be perfect as a tiny mini-lake inside
my desk ...