The artist travels to foreign lands for inspiration. I sojourned in F# and brought back souvenirs to share with you. These six principles are useful every day in my home language of Java. Some are part of good practice already, some express patterns both old and new, and all give us different ways of thinking about problems. Examples in C# and Java prove that we don't need to work in a functional language to carve our intentions into code. Each day we output some code and a new version of ourselves. The latter matters more, and melding a new paradigm embiggens both.