This is silly and serious (and other “s”-words like sad and silvery too).
To me, it represents how we think. One thing leads to the next. Ornaments, animal forms, buckets — it’s okay, it’s perfectly natural for a human being to think this way. You are not alone.
It stretches back to pre-history and far into the future — we will continue to think this way. And we coat the way we think, the zigs and zags of it, with chromed metal, in our minds, because we want it to last — to persist — to be enshrined — to be important — even when we know it isn’t.