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  • Writer's pictureCarol Wiebe

Chasing Perfection


I couldn’t just leave yesterday’s design alone. As usual, I have a natural inclination towards symmetrical design. I blame it on my childhood love of kaleidoscopes.

No, I attribute it to my childhood love of kaleidoscopes. Why should I disparage my own taste, because some consider asymmetry superior? When everyone is following the same rule, it is no longer more interesting.

On the other hand, since I must always be my own devil’s advocate, why should I have to choose which I like better?

I can do it on the computer, but in real life, it is almost impossible to achieve symmetry. Near symmetry, yes, but not perfect symmetry.

Perhaps it is not my love of kaleidoscopes, after all, that prompts me to flaunt symmetry. I may just be chasing perfection. (sigh) We all know where that leads.

On Stage

A principle is the expression of perfection, and as imperfect beings like us cannot practise perfection, we devise every moment limits of its compromise in practice. ……….~ Mahatma Gandhi An artist’s only concern is to shoot for some kind of perfection, and on his own terms, not anyone else’s. ……….~ J. D. Salinger And in fact, I think the more we start to worship perfection the more soul leaks out of art. ……….~ Kathy Mattea

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