The photo above is of the floor of the office at home. You can see the carpet!
This has not been the case for the past few months when the carpet has been obscured by layer upon layer of papers, print outs, books, bags, folders and anything else that got sucked into the maelstrom. Indeed, it looked like it was gaining enough mass to implode and form its own mini black hole. Now however, the floor is clear, books returned to supervisors (who may have forgotten I even had them), paper filed or recycled, and I can walk directly to my desk. I might even vacuum at some point.