Imperfecting a perfect(us).

Utopia is defined as a place of ideal perfection relating to law, government, and social conditions.

A framework of perfection is often a framework for order, law, precision, and limit.
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The sciences designate “perfection” as a model — a conceptual construct for bodies that in reality do not precisely correspond to the model.

For a vicarious audience continuously seeking pride and honor in the precision of the athlete, perfection is at last palpable, albeit fleeting.

For nine innings, Matt Cain was perfect.

Nadia Comaneci captured the hearts of the world and became the first gymnast in history to know what it’s like to be perfect.

Jong-il bowled a perfect game-300, on his first time out bowling!

Just as the notoriously studious and athletic Greeks saw fit to legally bind public harmonies with a perfect tune, so too do the featured competitive performers seek to meet a binded, and perhaps blinded, sense of perfection through synchronized, collective movement.

Objectivism seeks perfection through the pursuit of knowledge, reason, and self; evident in the detailed and indexed Ayn Rand Lexicon.

Yet these two utopic ideals (sport and objectivism) layered together reveal the paradox of perfection as imperfection; that no two logical truths can lead one down a single path.

That a formula for perfection only reveals the limit of its origin.


RECAPS Magazine has published the series “Imperfecting a perfect(us)”. You can see the work and read a Q&A between the editor, Martabel Wasserman and myself by navigating here: