After a good place to read, a good desk is critical to a good life.
How do you know if you have a good desk?
There is no one quality which defines a good desk.
You may organize your life in its drawers and baskets.
You may sit and stare away from it as you weave the structure of a story or seek the images of a poem.
You may have your computer there and connect to all the world.
Or you may write only to yourself in a blank-book journal with a pen given you by a good friend.
But there is one experience common to all who have a good desk. When you sit down at it, if you pause for a moment, you will feel good and know that the desk is yours.