Deep in the forest sat two chairs. They were placed at the end of a row of trees that formed an avenue. One chair was made of wood, and when I say made, it looked as though it had grown naturally into the shape of an elaborate and intricate chair, with shapes that suggested scenes from nature, animals, flowers, and ironically, trees.
The other was made of metal, not iron, that wouldn’t be appropriate at all, but some sort of dark and shiny metal that suggested strength and inventiveness. That seems both specific and vague, but trust me, it did.
These chairs were diametrically apposed in style and material but that was no accident. I can’t say why but some of the cleverer among you might have guessed what they are to be used for. If so, please keep it to yourself.