A pedestal is a place for displaying the symbol for the never-changing and non-living. That is why loved ones want to leap off a pedestal with claws extended. The wise lover will understand that love is for imperfection, for the unique, for the one special partner, not for the statue of Venus or David. Perfect love is as dead as a perfect human being would be. Without imperfect love, there would be no striving within the self, and there would be no offering that has meaning. As evolution teaches, we wouldn’t be here without imperfections. All life is about imperfection, so understand it, accept it, and love it.