Barbel fishing on the River Wye

Caught on sweetcorn on the Whitehouse beat. What a beautiful river. And what a beautiful fish.

Two bowls

My I Ching for today was no 41 Reduction. Part of it reads:

Two bowls can be used for presentation. The two bowls must be timed appropriately: reduction of firmness and increase of flexibility have their times...

I was struck by how apt that is for software development. A reduction of firmness mirrors abstraction. But abstractions must be grounded by experience. By reality. It conjurs an image of periodically moving the work back and forth - between firmness and flexibility. It's also reminiscent of how code and its tests help to shape and form each other.