This is an old wooden box type thing that has taken some knocks but seems to get better looking as it gets older. I have probably spent hours looking at the scratches and markings on its top while thinking about other stuff. It has sat in front of a large window for a few years now and the interplay between the hard light and shade caused by the plastic blinds and the soft organic wood fascinates me. Every time I look at the combination I see something new. It is never the same on any two occasions, and on a more practical level makes for a great lesson on just how subtle a thing light is.