Symmetry: noun, 1 the quality of being made up of exactly similar parts facing each other or around an axis. 2 correct or pleasing proportion of parts. 3 similarity or exact correspondence.
I’m torn between the light and dark
Where others see their target, divine symmetry
Should I kiss the viper’s fang
Or herald loud the death of man?
I’m sinking in the quicksand of my thoughts
And I ain’t got the power anymore
(David Bowie, ‘Quicksand’)
From the peerless ‘Hunky Dory‘ album in 1971. Blimey Dave, you should just be happy that you managed to get ‘symmetry’ in there, not to mention the divine kind, whatever that is. Some people are never satisfied.