The word has many definitions:
n. The configuration of the sun, the moon, and Earth lying in a straight line.
n. The combining of two feet into a single metrical unit in classical prosody.
n. The association of gregarine protozoa end-to-end or in lateral pairing without sexual fusion.
n. The pairing of chromosomes in meiosis.
n. the straight line configuration of 3 celestial bodies (as the sun and earth and moon) in a gravitational system.
I’m not sure why the word ‘syzygy’ popped into my head. I first heard of it in some book my dear dear friend from my past, Marti Lawrence, lent me awhile. But that was in 1981. Go figure. I knew it had something to do with something. Gee, that’s good. I mean to say that it had something to do with the connections between things.
So the alignment of the Sun, the Moon and the Earth. Check. If I am Earth, Sam is the Sun and if you take a bite out of the right side of the Moon…..well, that’s interesting. Two different beats coming together in a strange versification? Downright spooky.
Organisms parasitic to spineless hosts, standing abreast. Well, there’s a certain syncretic value to it, but nothing I want to go into in this forum.
Meiotic pairing. Crossover events. Blue eyes and black hair…things that don’t go together necessarily but somehow finding their way to traveling in the same space, again abreast.
I have words on the brain, I think. Ya think? Well, it’s all his fault.