I use to play with tin soldiers. A surprising revelation from a girly-girl.
I loved the feel of the cold metal, the shiny uniforms
painted red and blue.
Line them up STRAIGHT, no slouching, no convex/concave lines.
This is perhaps my first memory of
"...beauty resulting from structure.... objects divided into equal shape, size or length.... repetition of similar parts."
I haven't thought much about straight lines past those childhood years. (Well, unless cutting a child's bangs STRAIGHT counts.)
I actually like RANDOM. SPONTANEOUS. UNUSUAL.
Then I discovered a special website devoted to photography and writing.
Kat's Exploring with a Camera.
Every few weeks Kat posts an informative article meant to enhance our photographic skills, see things in a new way, be open, spontaneous.
And this is how I came to think about "things that are similar, equally divided, matching and repetitious."
(The equivalent of my tin soldiers.)