|HEI - you don't need this||
Both trees and t-bone steaks have distinctive patterns: wood-grain and fat-marbling.
pattern - both representational (i.e. flower wallpaper) and abstract (the pattern of wood-grain).
personal character (kind of a formal, news-paperish word. Usually we'd say 性格 （せいかく） for personality, or 性質（せいしつ） for someone's essential nature)
I'll supply you with STRING
so you can weave a WOODEN pattern with it.