Who Judges Perfection?
Heston Blumenthal is a remarkable chef whose cooking will be sampled by some readers in the near future. Mixing physics and chemistry with a search for the absolute perfect ingredients, his is cooking that most would not bother to try at home but as one critic wrote "it's always fun to see someone do something better than anyone else in the world".
Interesting distinction there - he searches for absolute perfection but the critic perceives it in relative terms. True creative brilliance involves a search for perfection, but the consumer is more concerned with you delivering something that is markedly better than the alternatives. They don't want "good enough" but equally they (and I) probably wouldn't recognise real perfection either.