There is a book, called Crystal Singer by Anna McAffery.
It is about these people who cut crystals to be used in communications and space drives (Yes, it is a sci-fi book).
One of the dangers of Crystal Singing (of which there are many) is Crystal Thrall.
Once you have cut crystal, you must pack it right away, or risk losing yourself in the beauty of the crystal and find you have spent hours gazing at it.
Sometimes, at rare moments, coding can be like that. Sometimes, you write something that has a beauty, clarity, cleanliness that is just nice to behold.
Sometimes it is in the apprehension of the difference between your first draft and your last that the most acute appreciation of the beauty is.
Sadly, it is often a beauty that only a ‘mother’ would love. The appreciation is ONLY in the eye of the creator. But, non-the-less. Code and move on, code and move on, lest you be lost to code thrall.