I was checking my delicious del.icio.us tags yesterday and came across a post (saved for me by the eagle-eyed Beth Kantor) that spoke directly to my heart ... Code Like a Girl. Reading this post about the joy of writing beautiful code was like falling into heaven on earth ... "there are other people out there who think like me!"
I take this as a very good sign.
And it's not just code- it MATTERS that the work all of us do is beautiful, not only on the outside, where everyone can see it, but on the inside, too. That everything we put into what we do is the cleanest, the most elegant and beautiful effort we can make.
You can look at it like feng shui - order & beauty inside, order & beauty outside.