At work, I am an instrument of the machine. In spirit, I am all the things in this thread. What we do should be art, and when something is ugly...well, hey, I want no part of it.
Dear Programming God, help me from becoming one with the machine.
Working for my company... It's like asking Michelangelo to paint houses. Sadly, most of us paint houses most of the time... it's just something we've got to do to find those little places where we can create a Sistine Chapel ceiling when no one is noticing.