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Hmm. I'm afraid I disagree with this one. It remind me a lot of this, which seems to go a bit too far with the evangelising of Perl. I'm not saying this is what you're doing here Dragonfly, but I do think some people get a bit carried away whilst browsing through PerlMonks.
To me, Perl is a tool. Plain and simple. I like the chainsaw analogy, but for a different reason : it's fun to use, just like chainsaws are. I really don't enjoy seeing (more and more) posts meditating via metaphor and conjecture that to me has nothing at all to do with Perl. I think a good meditation in this section would be some kind of experience enjoyed through learning a new trick in Perl, not how what you learned in Art Class might apply to programming if you squint your eyes and look at it from an obtuse angle...
Forgive me if you take this as a bit harsh - it's not meant to be. I am merely continuing the Spirit of PerlMonks :
Chucking my two cents into the ring
Thanks for listening.