“I was walking along Commonwealth Drive one day in Boston admiring a wrought iron fence when I became introspective, curious as to why I appraised the fence as attractive. It had something to do with the inherent symmetrical design. With this in mind, I scrutinized other items that I traveled past exhibiting symmetry. Some were quite provocative, others were nominally patterned, and still others were rather tedious and boring. The conclusions I depict in this essay are anything but scientific.”